Book Review:: Blood Covenant by Lisa Harris

In Blood Covenant, the second book of her Mission Hope series, award-winning author and missionary Lisa Harris once again takes readers into the Republic of Dhambizao, a fictional African country.  This time the story is centered on Dr. Paige Ryan, who joins forces with bush pilot Nick Gilbert, to set up a transitional refugee campContinue reading “Book Review:: Blood Covenant by Lisa Harris”

Book Review:: Passport Through Darkness by Kimberly L. Smith

Passport Through Darkness by Kimberly L. Smith ruined me.  See, I have this preconceived notion about missionaries—that they all wear ethnic garb and have 10 kids (because there’s nothing else to do on the mission field when you’re not evangelizing or translating the Bible into native languages.)  Or they’re single women who never got married. Continue reading “Book Review:: Passport Through Darkness by Kimberly L. Smith”

Recycling Christmas:: 12 Days of Toto in Africa

I like to recycle, and as such, I’m posting another cheery video from last year, again this year to make you smile.  You should be allowed to see some cute guys singing “The 12 Days of Christmas” for more than just one year, right?   If you take notice, there are 12 guys singing–one forContinue reading “Recycling Christmas:: 12 Days of Toto in Africa”

Rwanda :: Freedom Reigns In This Place

Recently, Amanda Ibrahim, a student at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA went to Umuryango, a Christian orphanage near Kigali, Rwanda. She graciously allowed me to post some of her thoughts and photographs from her life-changing trip. You can read even more at Amanda’s trip blog here. She also filmed a documentary while working with herContinue reading “Rwanda :: Freedom Reigns In This Place”

Idol Gives Back Recap

If like me, you found yourself wasting two and a half hours watching mind-numbing entertainment tonight, you just may have been tuned in to Fox’s “American Idol: Idol Gives Back”. To be fair, it was probably a total of half an hour of entertainment, an hour of in-house ads about charitable orgs and celebrities tellingContinue reading “Idol Gives Back Recap”

Animals Do What We Can’t

Read the comments section for an update on Owen and Mzee.  It started out as a cute story in the wake of a horrible tragedy. A baby hippo (and by baby, I mean all 650 pounds of him) was separated from his mother after the Tsunami of 2004. After being rescued by wildlife works andContinue reading “Animals Do What We Can’t”

12 Days of Toto in Africa

I know that Part 2 of ELF’ing in Christmas is scaring some of you, so to make up for that truly bizarre video, I’m posting another cheery video to make you smile because Christmas shouldn’t be scary (like run-on sentences; run-on sentences are scary…but let’s see if I can keep going with this one); itContinue reading “12 Days of Toto in Africa”

An idea about a giving jar…

Lately, I’ve been thinking that wearing a “Save Darfur” bracelet isn’t enough. I only take my green rubber bracelet off to shower and it serves as a reminder to pray for the people of Darfur and others around the world in various afflictions. However, it’s not enough. So Sarah and I decided that we wouldContinue reading “An idea about a giving jar…”

The Lioness and the Antelope

I caught a preview for a new show on Animal Planet the other day. The commercial presented a heartwarming story about a female lioness that adopted a baby antelope. Pictures of the duo cuddling together for a nap appeared to taunt the audience to check out the program. Seven o’ clock came and I commandeeredContinue reading “The Lioness and the Antelope”