The Lord is in this Place

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This weekend I went up to Hudson, NY for a wedding. A childhood friend of my brother Ian from our home town of Jos was getting married, and Ian flew through 3 continents (Asia, Europe and Africa) to be there (!) Several of Ian’s classmates from our school in Nigeria were there too including the best man whom I’d not …

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South Sudan Turns One

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Three years ago in early July, before South Sudan was an independent nation, I had the opportunity to visit this vast land. I flew in from Arua in northern Uganda, but before arriving at our destination of Mundri in the state of Western Equatoria, we stopped at Yambio (it’s capital) and Maradi. Unlike what I expected – in my mind …

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Savoring the Gifts We Receive Every Day

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Yesterday I awoke before 6, rested and energized. So I took myself off to my local park, Ft Tryon, for a very modest jog. I was out of the house by 6.30 and back by 7.00. It was a glorious morning and at that time of the day, because of a storm that blew through the previous night, it actually …

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Judging v. Truth Telling: Is there a Difference?

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 I recently had a conversation with a close friend which uncovered a change of plans related to an activity that involved the both of us. As we tried to talk it through and figure out just how and whether this change would work, my friend got more and more upset. In fact she ended up in tears, something that was …

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Kisses from Katie

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In the daily barrage of grim news occurring all over the world from the collapse of the Euro, to the latest drone attack in Pakistan, to the latest plane falling out of the sky, I’ve been needing to be reminded that a single ordinary person can radically change the life of another by giving her life away. If you’re feeling …

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Urban Snobbery

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I think I’m becoming an urban snob. Or better yet, I’ve become one. This past weekend I visited dear friends who live in the Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. I hadn’t been for some time but I can’t say I’d missed the large spacious homes, the highways choked with traffic, the strip malls and the huge stores. On Saturday afternoon, …

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Another Good Reason for Books!

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This week I was on the phone with a friend of mine, L. She is in the final stages of writing a biography about Toni Cade Bambara, an African-American writer and activist who was one of the influential personalities in the Civil Rights Era and beyond. L first met Toni she was a Professor of hers at Rutgers in the …

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