Of Monkeys and Men…

The morning sun peeked its golden head over the Mt. of Olives just as we pulled into Jerusalem. We have been gone only a week, but experienced so much life that it seems like a month. Not letting the Middle Eastern sand get hot beneath our feet, we are off to Europe in a few…

‘Ghost of an Idea’

I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses, pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. ~Their faithful servant, C. D. This is the…

Haunting Wind Broken Lives

We leave in less than 48 hours for the states; so in my mind, I’m gearing up… …packing and laundry to do, saying good-bye to friends (for a short time–just six weeks), planning a very busy schedule during our quick trip home, soaking in the beauty and joy of living in Jerusalem for two more…

The Other Side of the World…

Wayne brought back some amazing photos from Ethiopia. Of course, his visit is fresh on his mind and ours, and we have been talking about it in detail. The poverty of that nation has changed our attitudes this Thanksgiving. Yes, we are always grateful, but seeing firsthand and experiencing it really cultivates a depth of…

haiku: engraved

engraved upon my palms, scars that say I will never forget you

I Am Broken

  A sea of Ethiopians sit across from the tables. One by one they come to us, the several nurses that assess their medical needs and direct them to appropriate clinics. In between patients, my eyes scan the faces–the people who wait patiently, almost reverently for free medical help. They cannot afford to pay for…

That Bubble I Live In…

Well, Wayne and I are back in our own little lentil patch here in Texas, pulling the weeds, turning over the soil, planting, watering, and endeavoring to produce a harvest from that which the Lord has entrusted to us in our small corner of the world.