Category: Miscellaneous

He Gives and Takes Away

June 20, 2019 - Miscellaneous

In an instant—life changes. It seems to make no sense and happens without warning. Whether it’s the loss of a husband, wife, or child, the reality cuts through us and our spirits crumble. For a moment our faith is...

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The Person My Dog Thinks I am

May 16, 2017 - Miscellaneous

I saw a bumper sticker that had the words of the title of today’s blog, and immediately identified with it. If you have a dog, you know it’s true. No matter what, our dogs love to be near us,...

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The Secret of Being a Good Dad

January 10, 2017 - Miscellaneous, Parenting

As men, we make decisions every day that affect our family’s wellbeing. Child rearing can be a daunting task. Balancing work with family, romance, and support of the kid’s various events without borrowing time from another day is a...

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Tremble For Our Country

September 29, 2016 - Miscellaneous

Do you tremble for your country? The world has always been full of unrest, at least somewhere. But with the Middle East heating up, nuclear weapons being made where the situation is hostile and volatile, terrorism erupting in every...

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If God Says Go There’s A Reason

August 31, 2016 - Miscellaneous

Looking over the vast wasteland of homes, we were reminded that we were there for a purpose. It was more than just medical care we offered. It was more than immunizations and teaching them how to suture their own...

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The Perfect Storm in Africa

August 25, 2016 - Miscellaneous

As we entered each village, the local inhabitants greeted us with singing and dancing. They were thanking God for sending them help—help they’d prayed for, for their children, for their sick, for their community. If that doesn’t humble you,...

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How Do I Help This Child?

August 3, 2016 - Miscellaneous

I took this photo in a world where nothing makes sense. Filth, disease, and devastation surrounded me. Then . . . this little boy smiled at us. I want you to know who this little guy is. This was taken in...

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Where The Ghost of Africa Begins

May 2, 2016 - Miscellaneous

My book, The Ghost of Africa takes place in South Sudan, a war-torn region of the world where lions roam, panthers prey, and venomous snakes abound. That being said, the most dangerous predators are human. The region where the...

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My Sister’s Grave

April 28, 2016 - Miscellaneous

Robert Dugoni, author and New York Times best selling author of My Sister’s Grave, as well as many other novels, is one of the most talented authors and valuable mentors I have ever known. Robert possesses the ability to...

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When I’m In Africa

April 20, 2016 - Miscellaneous

It’s difficult to imagine that there are places on this earth that live in fear every moment of every day, but it’s true. In America we live in freedom and peace, for the most part. We get used to...

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