Mary

2015 December

Mary and Christmas carols in Africa

2017-07-18T01:44:30-04:00December 10th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

‘Where does everyone go at Christmas?’ I asked, and all the African kids yelled 'Home!' and that’s how it started, a brief word shared last night from the front of our own home where a few dozen carollers, mostly Ugandans, gathered. It was our annual contribution to Christmas things here at the university that we’ve [...]

2013 December

Mary, did you know?

2017-07-19T20:10:18-04:00December 24th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

She kept all these things in her heart. This is what the ancient Scripture tell us. Mary kept these things in her heart, and she pondered it all. She pondered that the shepherds came to her and Joseph and their newborn to see with their very eyes; pondered the astounding news that angels had somehow [...]

2012 December

Once, there was a poor, young girl …

2018-07-22T21:03:18-04:00December 15th, 2012|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

KAMPALA, UGANDA ✦ Once there was a little Ugandan girl who loved school. The girl, who had been an orphan when she was younger, loved learning new things and making new friends and pretty well everything about it, especially the stories. Maybe she loved school all the more because of her years as an orphan, which started in a hospital in Mbarara, in western Uganda, where she was left abandoned when she was barely larger than a cat. There she was given all she ever owned, her name, Hannah.

2012 December

Say ‘Yes’ to inspiring others

2013-02-14T08:08:22-04:00December 1st, 2012|Categories: Christian Week, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We know little about them, these grandparents—if they came to babysit on Friday nights or if they maybe played checkers with the curly-haired, laughing boy while he grew in wisdom and stature.