Category Archives: We Have These Moments

The Magic of Music

  He was born to a family with sparse resources, the eldest (and only son) of six children. His earliest memory is of riding atop the burlap sack his mom would fill with cotton during picking season. He didn’t own … Continue reading

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Way Off Broadway

Recently, the Texas Traditions Chorus, of which I am a member, had their spring concert. One of the songs we sang, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, always transports me back to my elementary days at Arusha School in Tanzania. The role … Continue reading

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Different Angles

As I have mentioned before, I read from several different types of books each day: my Bible, a theological book or devotional, something just for entertainment, and something to inspire me in my quest to become a better writer. At … Continue reading

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Over the River and Through the Woods, Grandma

A few weeks ago I was looking at the Groupon offerings of the day, and commented to my son that an ATV outing at a nearby ranch sounded like fun, but I wondered if I should even consider such an … Continue reading

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Athens, The Final Chapter

On Sunday I had the privilege of going to church with Caleb and Jenny. While I love my church family, I also love the beautiful connectedness that believers have with each other even when they are strangers. Consequently, I enjoy … Continue reading

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Aunt Pauline

Our first home in Africa was in the southern highlands of Tanzania in a little town by the name of Tukuyu. It was here that I first met the Senter family. They lived not far from us, although how far, … Continue reading

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Athens, Day Two

In the morning of day two, I woke up at 8:00 Texas time, and no matter how sternly I tried to explain to my body that it was only 7:00 in Athens, I could not coax myself back to sleep. … Continue reading

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