In My Own Words

In My Own Words

One Summer Sunday

On a summer evening at Bible study, just over three years ago, a gunman entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston and opened fire on the people who had been praying with him. Nine people were murdered, among them the senior pastor, who...

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Hope from a Cave

Much has been written, and will be written for weeks to come I imagine, about the rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team in Thailand. As I write this, eight of the thirteen souls have emerged from the cave, alive and receiving loving care. It doesn't take much...

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Don’t Forget to Show Love

In My Own Words I imagine by now that most of the world has seen the precious four-year old boy from Birmingham, Alabama, for whom taking sandwiches to homeless people in his home town is “the highlight of my life.” With his father by his side, spending...

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Jongibandla

We began our first bright, sunny day in South Africa at the Cape Town Harbor, a place full of movement and life. Once an old dry dock, it had been transformed into an intense arrangement of shops, restaurants, tiny boats, yachts big enough to have helicopters, and a...

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I write about what I have experienced, what I remember from my growing up in Texas, travel, and world events. I am especially moved by the large mammals with which we share this planet – particularly elephants, whales, and dolphins. When we traveled to South Africa, I had moments on safari that I will never forget. When one sees these magnificent creatures, living in the wild as nature intended, it alters one’s perspective forever.

If you read these blogs, I hope that you will be in touch with me so that I can learn about your journey. It is a privilege to share these stories with you.