carts and canes

By Jon Havens the cold night lingered down the streets and in between the buildings. the streetlights shed what little light they could to illuminate seven or eight cement squares on the sidewalk. the noise of shouting and laughing and dancing broke out from the venue doors and bounced off of the cars and buses. … Continue reading carts and canes

Dear Francis, and More

By Chronicle Project The UN has declared the small African kingdom of Swaziland to be the worlds most HIV-infected nation with nearly 40% of its adult population carrying the virus. Experts say that within 50 years the Swazi people may become extinct unless profound change is realized. Shortly after the official declaration, Lance and Kelly, … Continue reading Dear Francis, and More

Global Kin

By Deana Hartman Stela came to be a part of our family in an unusual way. I did not give birth, nor was there a foster care period or hearing for an adoption. Instead, I found Stela online. I placed her biography in a shopping cart and ‘checked out’. This process took about fifteen minutes … Continue reading Global Kin

A Widow’s Mite

By Kari Miller I tell you the truth, he said, this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on. Luke 21:3,4 Giving out of our wealth giving out of … Continue reading A Widow’s Mite

Under the Tarp

By Annie Bower Vilanculos, Mozambique Last night the temperature dropped and I was barely warm enough in my sleeping bag, liner, and tent. As we ate breakfast, we complained about the cool temperatures. I had a wonderful morning of mending on the sewing machine and a swim across the lake and back. Jaco spent the … Continue reading Under the Tarp

The Greatest

By Erin McKenna Matthew 18:1-5 “At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a little child and had him stand among them. “And he said: I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter … Continue reading The Greatest

A Wheelchair From Above

By Kari Miller Several days ago, Johnson Iwondo came to the door. He greeted me with his trademark smile. I was elated to see my dear friend. I have known Johnson for 5 years and watched him go from an orphaned boy to a confident man of God. It is like watching a caterpillar become … Continue reading A Wheelchair From Above