Tag Archives: children

What I Learned from the Grandkids’ Visit

December found our son and his wife, now that they’re back in the US, bringing their young children for a wonderful Christmas visit. We all had a great time talking, reading stories, clambering around at a local playground, enjoying Christmas … Continue reading

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Liberia Report: Cooking

The foundation of BESTWA’s ministry is feeding children. The Liberian people have so many needs besides, but the need for food is universal, immediate, and ongoing. While visiting Buchanan, we learned quite a bit about how our resourceful friends manage, … Continue reading

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Liberia Report: Contrasts

During our stay in Buchanan, Liberia, one thing that struck me was the variety of contrasts we saw. Old and Young: At the Old Folks Home, we visited with dozens of aged people, several with physical handicaps. But a number … Continue reading

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Repeating History

Hello, Friends! In honor of Black History Month, I’m reprising this essay that was published in the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper in 2006. I first posted the piece to this blog on February 1, 2017. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Breaching … Continue reading

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I Got Superpowers. Who Knew?

I’ve been preparing for my first overseas trip, February 22-March 5. Pretty exciting stuff! I’m going with a small group from the non-profit BESTWA, Inc, which exists to meet the most pressing needs and bring hope to the people of … Continue reading

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Things I Learned About Holidays with Grandkids

Having our son and his family visit from halfway across the country made this past Christmas extra special. I need to see our grandchildren more often, though… it seems I’ve forgotten a lot about living with preschoolers. Here for your … Continue reading

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