Category Archives: Family

Fulfillment

We are heading back to Kenya after a “quick trip” to the States and Canada. Several highlights stand out: The Stasi tribe. We visited Luke and Brittany and family, now together with their six children AT HOME (where they belong!) … Continue reading

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Sonship

Two weeks ago, we started a series of Sonship classes in DOVE Nairobi. What puzzles me is why we had not done this a while back. Many of us carry “father wounds” or “mother wounds” that should have been addressed … Continue reading

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Good work, DMA!

We trust you had a wonderful Christmas! We certainly did. This December also brought a special gift of a retreat with the DOVE Africa missionaries. I cannot help but be encouraged, challenged and grateful—all at once!Encouraged by the stories of how … Continue reading

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Loss

Using the words “my late brother” is shocking and painful. On Saturday April 7, we celebrated the life of my late brother, David Diener. The day after his death was Easter. The day after that, his 67th birthday. David had … Continue reading

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Unselfish Determination

Ruth’s determination and faith earned her a prominent place in God’s Word. That did not come easy. Ruth gave up her citizenship, left her people and turned away from her gods. It appears that her decision had been made much … Continue reading

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Photos of children needed

Calling all photographers, moms and dads, lovers of children and lovers of all things inspirational: I am in need of photos of children that can be used to illustrate the theme “Child-Like Faith”. Just about any picture of a child-in-action … Continue reading

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Reading God’s Word

This year, I am using a Bible that belonged to my father for personal devotions. His Bible was one thing I requested for after his death, and my brothers graciously agreed. I enjoy reflecting on his notes and markings as … Continue reading

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