Death Be Not Proud–Not Even at the Taking of James

“As when one plows and breaks up the earth, so shall our bones be scattered at the mouth of Sheol.” Psalm 141:7 I have studied this word “Sheol” for years.  There is no definitive answer as to its original Hebrew meaning; it has been greatly mystified, and perhaps for good purpose. Biblical references range from “Jacob…

Death Mocking at Our Door

The news of death mocking at our door found me as I traveled some thousand miles from home last week. It has taken me the whole of the week—listening to the pounding of its disjointed rhythm—before I could cull out its message. Somewhere between 1 and 2 am Lual Atak called me, broken. I could barely…

MWP in the Birmingham News

I have just made my way safely home from Sudan and South Sudan, broken collar bone in tow! I’m so thankful to Greg Garrison of the Birmingham News/AL.com for his 13 years of consistent reporting on the effective efforts of Make Way Partners in the most war-torn corners of our planet. Below is Greg’s newest…

Back to the Future

On Saturday morning I head back in time to a still-ancient world to gain glimpses of the future; these Hearts of Courage are the Why. I will lead a small band of international brothers and sisters on month-long journey who want to meet the Why and find their role in the What to do for…

Behold! the Leopard

Deep into the quarter-mooned night sweat dripped from our bodies like a leaking faucet nagging at you to call the plumber first thing in the morning. Hyenas yammered in the distance, digging a hollow sense of suffering in the marrow of our hearts as the faces of the orphans outside the safety of our gates flashed…

Historic Footage of First High School Graduation

If you’ve been following our blogs this last year, and particularly the last few weeks, you’ve seen footage leading up to this unbelievably historic moment. Our children, plucked from less than a manger, rise up to celebrate a new way of leading their nation. Thank you for making this far-fetched dream come true. Click here to watch…