on earth as it is in heaven 2011-08-05 22:42:00

Today I look around and my breath catches in my throat. Surely I should take off my shoes. Or fall to my knees. Or raise up my hands. Surely this moment is holy. Not because of anything spectacular. This morning is going the same way every morning goes. Still in my pajamas, hair disheveled, placing porridge dishes in the sink before grabbing another cup of coffee, I look around. Regina moves into place beside me to help scrub the dishes. All four of her once-malnourished children play in the … [Read more...]

Today I look around and my breath catches in my throat. Surely I should take off my shoes. Or fall to my knees. Or raise up my hands. Surely this moment is holy. Not because of anything spectacular. This morning is going the same way every morning goes. Still in my pajamas, hair disheveled, placing porridge dishes in the sink before grabbing another cup of coffee, I look around. Regina moves into place beside me to help scrub the dishes. All four of her once-malnourished children play in the … [Read more...]

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on earth as it is in heaven 2011-07-22 22:41:00

“I thought that if she was just going to die anyway, I should let her die quickly. Then I wouldn’t have to love her, and it wouldn’t have to hurt. Anyway, if she lives, she’ll just grow up to be like this. Who wants to live like this?” 5 months ago my friend Regina, a Karimojong woman who picks fallen branches off our street to sell as firewood and occasionally stopped in for water, came to me desperate. She and her 4 small children had been evicted from their house because for the fourth time i … [Read more...]

“I thought that if she was just going to die anyway, I should let her die quickly. Then I wouldn’t have to love her, and it wouldn’t have to hurt. Anyway, if she lives, she’ll just grow up to be like this. Who wants to live like this?” 5 months ago my friend Regina, a Karimojong woman who picks fallen branches off our street to sell as firewood and occasionally stopped in for water, came to me desperate. She and her 4 small children had been evicted from their house because for the fourth time in … [Read more...]

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on earth as it is in heaven 2011-07-22 10:26:00

Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come buy and eat... Listen to me and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare..You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace;the mountains and the hills will burst into song before you,and all the trees of the fields will clap their hands.Instead of the thorn bush will grow the pine tree,and instead of briers, myrtle will grow.This will be for the Lord's renown, for an everlasting sign … [Read more...]

Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come buy and eat... Listen to me and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare..You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace;the mountains and the hills will burst into song before you,and all the trees of the fields will clap their hands.Instead of the thorn bush will grow the pine tree,and instead of briers, myrtle will grow.This will be for the Lord's renown, for an everlasting sign … [Read more...]

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on earth as it is in heaven 2011-07-21 18:23:00

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold togetherColossians 1:17 … [Read more...]

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold togetherColossians 1:17 … [Read more...]

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on earth as it is in heaven 2011-07-10 14:45:00

“There is no event so common place but that God is present within it, always hidden, always leaving you room to recognize Him or not to recognize Him.” - Fredrick Buechnerlaying low.learning lots.thank you, thank you, thank you for your prayers and encouragement.photos by Tina Weir … [Read more...]

“There is no event so common place but that God is present within it, always hidden, always leaving you room to recognize Him or not to recognize Him.” - Fredrick Buechnerlaying low.learning lots.thank you, thank you, thank you for your prayers and encouragement.photos by Tina Weir … [Read more...]

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on earth as it is in heaven 2011-06-03 12:41:00

Around here, we live bent low. Tuesday morning ladies from Masese stream through my front door. We have moved our weekly meeting from the slum of Masese to my living room because I have been up all night and just can’t imagine getting all 13 of these little people out of the house. Excited about a change of pace and my sweet friends in my home, I enlist the help of darling Tamara and 13 eager little girls to give these ladies pedicures. We wash and we rub and we paint. I rub lotion into old s … [Read more...]

Around here, we live bent low. Tuesday morning ladies from Masese stream through my front door. We have moved our weekly meeting from the slum of Masese to my living room because I have been up all night with new foster baby and can’t imagine getting all 14 of these little people out of the house. Excited about a change of pace and my sweet friends in my home, I enlist the help of darling Tamara and 13 eager little girls to give these ladies pedicures. We wash and we rub and we paint. I rub l … [Read more...]

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