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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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Eat your Lettuce

Through most of my growing-up years, my parents owned a restaurant. We ate most of our meals there, with a nice salad bar available just about any time of the day. My father usually made sure that he had a … Continue reading

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2017 Basics

Do you make New Year resolutions? I usually do not. The few I have written or resolved in the past were likely forgotten by February or March of the same year. Looking into 2017, however, I sense some clear instructions … Continue reading

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Full Circle

Living for three months in Costa Rica during my college years was a significant experience, to say the least. It was there that I fell in love with another culture and was imprinted with a passion for the developing (or … Continue reading

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A Life Well Lived

My father passed away two weeks ago; we have just returned to Kenya after being with family in the States for his memorial. There is so much we could say about Edward Diener. He was born in 1917 as the … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Quick to Recover

Several weeks ago I took a nasty fall while walking along a sidewalk at a busy Nairobi office. I tore the sleeve of my blouse, caked dirt into my handbag, and had two bleeding sidewalk burns (knee and elbow). The … Continue reading

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Like a Child: (Just) Enjoy Life

We just spent several days at our neighbor’s beach house on Kenya’s beautiful Indian Ocean. What a privilege!  A sign on the porch, written like a to-do list, reads: Enjoy life Enjoy the beach Have fun Relax Quite a list! It sounds … Continue reading

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