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It's been a series of months of intense work, of deep joys, of difficult tangles. Yes, the stress count was pretty high. So Glenn and I have taken a few days of rest in Abidjan, eight hours by road from home in Ferke. We stay with missionary friends who share their home with us, a courtyard in a suburb where few people know us. And this time we even took three days at the beach. We will soon be celebrating our 39th anniversary and both of our birthdays; this was our party.
Added by Linnea Boese on June 1, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Ahhhh . . . Africa!
salt waves pummeling your beaches
high winds whipping up the sand
rainstorms thundering on tin roofs
sunbeams bouncing off flat land
bulbuls signalling the sunrise
lean dogs howling to the moon
bat calls beeping in the darkness
cattle moaning at high noon
hand plows scooping out a corn field
pestels pounding grain to flour
axes felling scrub and forests
I’m only dustmusty soil…
Added by Linnea Boese on June 23, 2010 at 2:02pm — No Comments
Photo credit: Nemo.H
"In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength." -- Isaiah 30:15.
With a heart full of anxious request,
Which my Father in heaven bestowed,
I wandered alone, and distressed,
In search of a quiet abode.
Added by John Roper on September 15, 2009 at 7:19pm — No Comments
Photo credit: "Sunrise Gate" by dujarandille
If I could shut the gate against my thoughts
And keep out sorrow from this room within,
Or memory could cancel all the notes
Of my misdeeds, and I unthink my sin:
How free, how clear, how clean my soul should lie,
Discharged of such a loathsome…
Added by John Roper on August 19, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments
Photo credit: .Andrew Dunn.
With beauty decked the morn ascends,
And all the earth is bright;
And lo, the sun the darkness rends,
And floods the sky with light.
All hail, Thou Sun of Righteousness,
Upon our night arisen!
May sin no more our souls oppress,
And bind in darksome…