BELOVED

We left amid a flurry of packing and goodbyes to those-we-love-the-most, and here we are in Cape Town, beginning the adventure again. I tagged along with Missy and Michelle yesterday, buying rice and sardines, spinach and soap, then separating it all into food parcels for selected needier families in Masiphumelele. It’s all about sustainability, but in some cases a hand-out seems the only answer. We visited in the home of one recipient, Nofirst, possibly 40 years old. It’s hard to guess ages here—we had to ask to determine if the five-month old on her back was ...

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“Live openly and expansively…”

So, here is what I would like to have as my first post: a tribute to the unusual sense of freedom and enjoyment of life God has for us. Nothin' better than swimming with dolphins, right? FREEDOM! Paul said it like this to the Corinthian believers (according to Eugene Peterson) "I can't tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn't fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren't small, buy you're living them in a small way. I'm speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection. Open up your lives. Live ...

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