Monthly Archives: June 2011

Memorial Service: Heartache and Glory

It’s amazing to me that certain life experiences can be filled with heartache, pain, sorrow, grief and yet be very, very special all at the same time. This is my best description of last Saturday, the day of Tim’s memorial.  … Continue reading

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Saying YES to Grief and NO to Shame

For my own catharsis, as we walk through this season of grief around the loss of our son, I want to write out some thoughts on both the power of grief as well as the twin destroyers of shame and … Continue reading

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The Passing of Our Son

This is, obviously, a very personal post written to our friends, so please don’t pass it along into the public domain… The last 24 hours of our trip in Africa has been a time of deep grief in the midst … Continue reading

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The Power of God in a Broken Family

Steven knocked on the metal door of his close neighbor wanting us to greet him.  Always ready for a new experience and the opportunity to meet yet one more of the extremely warm and hospitable Congolese, we were excited to … Continue reading

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New Team in Rwanda is Amazing

Backdrop to Rwanda: Genocide.  This little country has been through more than most of us could bare to read about, much less endure and come out anywhere near being able to press on, but the result is that the government … Continue reading

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Church Plants Start From a Visit to a Pub

Meet Emmanuel.  He is a young boy (20), raised in a remote village in mountainous western Kenya.  Dawson met him one night when he intentionally went into a pub in Kitale and paid the entire bill for all who were … Continue reading

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