the gift that keeps on giving

January 12, 2008

Last year, for Macey’s fifth birthday, one of the presents we gave her was some money to give to a microfinance loan through That money was repaid in full to us a few weeks ago, so this morning, we sat down and selected a new recipient of those funds. Macey was first interested in […]

‘daddy’ is a daddy again…

November 30, 2007

Our dear friends Justin ‘Daddy’ and Erin Narducci recently got word that they are going to be parents again for the second time in a year. This time, it is via adoption from Ethiopia. I hope you will take the time to read a little more about their hearts and this process on their blog. […]

marlow to africa

November 7, 2007

Tomorrow morning, my friend Chris Marlow is headed to Africa with three others from his church. I’m jealous…but I’m still very much going to pray for him as I have many other friends who have been marked by their own journeys to this southern continent. As he is able, Chris will be giving updates from […]

the poisonwood bible

June 18, 2007

I probably only read 2-3 fictional titles a year. Reading a book like The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, reminds me that this is a genre I should probably dive into more. The use of language is exquisite. Several times, I found myself rereading sentences just so I could appreciate how her words formed images […]

water purifiers to africa

March 5, 2007

Even though he is a brand new daddy, my good friend Justin is finding the time to coordinate a donation of $2 million worth of water purifiers to a mission in Africa. To help make it happen, he and some other friends are trying to raise $8000 in shipping costs. (I know Justin and others […]

celebrity deathmatch: stephen baldwin vs bono

July 6, 2006

I feel bad for even posting this, because it is pretty obvious that Stephen Baldwin is just trying to generate some press to help sell an upcoming book. He is criticizing Bono’s work in Africa: Actor STEPHEN BALDWIN has criticised BONO’s crusade against poverty in Africa, insisting the U2 singer should preach Christianity instead. So […]