Posts Tagged "Affection"

Hope in Nicaragua: Hugs From Little Children

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017 in Articles | 3 comments

Hope in Nicaragua: Hugs From Little Children

“She extends her hand to the poor; yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy. Proverbs 31:20     Garbage littered the streets.  Homes were made out of metal sheeting.  Sewage ran down the road.  Laundry was draped over wire fencing.  Home after home, street after street, the further out we drove from Managua, the more poverty we witnessed.  We were going to a primary school to serve lunch and work with the children.  “What will the school be like?” I wondered as I witnessed the gradual decline outside the window of our shuttle.   I thought I’d prepared myself...

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Airport Reflections

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

Airport Reflections

“…For He makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.” Matthew 5:45   From the Houston airport, Monday, September 25, 2017, en route to Managua, Nicaragua   I could write a full-length novel about the afternoon in the airport.  It’s a city enclosed – shops, restaurants, people of many walks of life.  I’ve picked up bits and pieces of conversations in Spanish, French, German, and a multitude of other languages I can’t begin to identify.  It’s constant motion. Cultures blend to form a tapestry of color and texture,...

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Greater Than the Grains of Sand

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Articles | 3 comments

Greater Than the Grains of Sand

“How precious to me are Your thoughts, God!  How vast is the sum of them!  Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand; when I awake, I am with you.”  Psalm 139:17-18     Do you ever wonder what God sees in you?  Or, what He sees in any of us, really?  I do.  I look in the mirror and wonder “what is there about this face and this personality that makes God think about me?  Who am I, that God would even WANT to think about me?”   You, see I know me.  I’m not a beauty, I’m plain by the world’s standards.  I don’t always think about...

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Giving Him Back to God

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Articles | 4 comments

Giving Him Back to God

Laughter and conversation filled the room as we waited for the graduates to file in.  It didn’t seem possible that four years had passed – four years of dorm rooms, vacation visits, exams, summer employment, four years of preparation for the career and future God had planned.   “No, it isn’t possible,” I thought.  “He can’t be graduating.”   The music started and the graduates began to file in.  Daniel smiled as he passed our row, his walk proud and strong as he made his way to his seat.   “Wasn’t it just yesterday he was graduating High School?  It...

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Be Still

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Articles | 1 comment

Be Still

“Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.”  Psalm 131:2     I’ve never been able to just “be still.”  I get restless if I have to sit for too long without something to occupy my mind.  I can read for hours, and I can sit still for a good movie or a good performance.  But just sitting, forget it.  It won’t be long and I’m looking for something to do.  If there’s something I have to get done, sitting long enough to eat breakfast can drive me nuts.  I want to dive in and complete...

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