Mwamikazi

At age 62, Mother’s Day took on significant meaning when I was adopted into the Bushi tribe in Africa.  My new sons pronounced me Mwamikazi “Queen Mother.”  I have never been one to take the traditional path.   In fact, I feel a little like Abraham when God told him in his old age, he would be father to the nations.  Having no children of my own, I am surely an oddity.  I have started collecting children and grandchildren in my old age. Continue reading “Mwamikazi”

She Is Your Grandmother

Jerry is my friend living in exile in Uganda.  He is a refugee who escaped the barbaric acts of the corrupt government officials in his homeland of DRC – Democratic Republic of Congo.  Trust me, there is no democracy there.  Through our many months of daily messages on WhatsApp, I have come to love this family who are my brothers and sisters in Christ.  But one day, I actually became a grandmother to his children. Continue reading “She Is Your Grandmother”

The Miracle Of A Gentle Nudge

There is a family I have gotten to know via long distance communication who live in exile in Uganda as refugees 8000 miles away from Indiana in a foreign land of a foreign culture in the most extreme conditions.  This is Jerry’s family.  Zawadi is his wife, and their four children range in age from an infant daughter Anna born last Christmas, Joseph a toddler, Hope and David primary school age.  Jerry also provides a home to a foster daughter Tumaini and his step-sister Emiliane. Continue reading “The Miracle Of A Gentle Nudge”

Life Skills for Special Needs

I saw a post on Perry Township Chat (Facebook) that warmed my heart.  It was from Tim Griffin, a special needs teacher at my alma mater, Perry Meridian High School.    He is teaching LIFE SKILLS to his class even though that is not what he is paid to teach, he adds it to the curriculum because it is important.  You see Tim Griffin has worked in the corporate world for Fortune 500 companies most all his life and he was also an entrepreneur.  He knows the value of the life skills he is teaching to his special needs class.  I daresay, these skills should be mandatory for every class prior to graduation. Continue reading “Life Skills for Special Needs”

The Oil Lamp-Special Revelation

I am surrounded by many friends who have what I call a “direct connection” to The Father.  They hear God speak, they speak to God in a special prayer language, they are entrusted with prophecy, they receive words of knowledge and they pray for others and healing occurs.  One friend has even been given a download for twelve transformational novels.  I want what they have.  And so for the last few years they have surrounded me praying for this baptism of Holy fire.  Nothing happened. Continue reading “The Oil Lamp-Special Revelation”

Those Willing Enterprise-Opportunities in Exile

My heart burst with joy as I saw Jerry’s creative blue flyer in front of all fifty members of the CIRA organization.  CIRA is the Central Indiana Realtist Association, and they support the underserved in terms of home ownership.  Jerry is my friend who is a refugee in Uganda in exile for the last eleven years.  I am a story teller and connect people through the stories they tell.  I believe God for the miraculous. Continue reading “Those Willing Enterprise-Opportunities in Exile”

Benevolent Offerings Bring Abundant Blessings

My heart burst with joy as I saw Jerry’s creative blue flyer in front of all fifty members of the CIRA organization.  CIRA is the Central Indiana Realtist Association, and they support the underserved in terms of home ownership.  Jerry is my friend who is a refugee in Uganda in exile for the last eleven years.  I am a story teller and connect people through the stories they tell.  I believe God for the miraculous. Continue reading “Benevolent Offerings Bring Abundant Blessings”

Dr. Mark Eckel-The Comenius Institute

“I don’t want you to believe anything I teach you.  I want you to go back to scripture to see if it is so.” While Mark Eckel is a professor of Christian Theology, he says “my job is not to convince or convict anyone of anything.  I am not in the eternal judgement business.” He is struck by the idea that passion needs wisdom as he comes alongside students encouraging them to draw wisdom from scripture in order to find their place of truth in the world. Continue reading “Dr. Mark Eckel-The Comenius Institute”

Exile-Jerry’s Story

My friend Jerry is a family man who loves his wife and his four children. He genuinely cares for others and demonstrates it by taking in a foster child, providing a home for his younger sister and he works with neighborhood youth in a Christian organization he founded.  He has studied Accounting and Information Technology.  As with most families, money is tight and he worries about providing for his family.  He uses social media much like the rest of us and that is how we met…on Facebook.   But if you know me, there is adventure, intrigue and a backstory that will keep you hanging on to the edge of your seat.

Jerry is living in exile as a refugee in Uganda.  In the blink of an eye, life for Jerry became unimaginable.  His determination and perseverance is inspiring.  He is my brother in Christ and he has become my friend.  This is Jerry’s story. Continue reading “Exile-Jerry’s Story”