God in the Middle of a Chain-Link Fence

By Janel Breitenstein | July 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
God in the middle of a chain-link fence

Clouds were scudding across the sky, fingers of light splayed between them in a cool, breezy dawn. And there I was, crouching under a swag of chain, then edging my camera lens through a chain-link fence. Remember my prayer walks in the morning? This time my Canon was tagging along for some quality time, fitted […]

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Set Free to Free Others: The Bob Fu Story

By Barbara Rainey | July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Set free to free others

When the shooting began Bob was absent, having left the city to be with his girlfriend, who later became his wife, because she was suddenly very ill and hospitalized. Though his life was spared in the massacre that June he was subjected to hours and hours of interrogations and interviews, some instigated by his friends […]

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Prayer Walk

By Janel Breitenstein | June 17, 2014 | 2 Comments
Prayer Walk

It’s dawn, and Africa is rising, stretching, and crowing around me. Smoke from breakfast fires winds in gray ribbons I can see from my back porch, just before the silver sliver of Lake Victoria. But I’m going out the front this morning. I turn my keys in the gate’s lock, clanking it shut behind me. […]

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A Lesson From Winnie

By Janel Breitenstein | June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Lesson From Winnie

I was sautéing dinner last week when the clink of the lock at our gate resonated through the kitchen. I looked up, and through the window saw my friend Winnie standing behind the gate’s bars, expectantly and with her characteristic wide smile. Beneath her arms was a colorful book on the human body I’d lent […]

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Preparing for Guests

By Barbara Rainey | June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Preparing for Guests

This past weekend Dennis and I spent hours in our large yard weed-eating, blowing debris, pruning, fertilizing and more. We have guests coming. What is it about guests that inspires this kind of labor? Yes, it is an important and influential group–our FamilyLife board of directors, men who have significant responsibilities in companies and churches. […]

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