Monthly Archives: December 2013

Hushed Tones

I remember growing up in a somewhat small town in Mississippi where the word “divorced” was said in a hushed tone. Women who were “divorced” and not remarried were seen as a little dangerous…a little tawdry. Those who spoke against divorce used Scripture to prove how wrong it was, and how righteous they were in standing against it. Continue reading

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Skype by Candlelight

I regularly work with people who live in the Congo, even though I live in Nashville, Tennessee. Last week, I got on Skype at a scheduled time to meet with Betty Kazadi Musau. Just as we had planned, she was online and we began catching up on her work with a computer lab in Kamina. She mentioned that electricity was out, which shocked me – how could we be meeting without electricity? Continue reading

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