Thursday, October 3, 2013
Emma and the mission
More than one person at Mission Arlington told me – “Emma is a blessing.”
I knew that already, of course, but to hear it from people she’s working with more than 500 miles away from home made me a proud father, to say the least.
Close to Nowhere
At this point in time (Tuesday afternoon), the government shutdown is not going to affect me.
My daughter, a nurse at the Mississippi state veteran’s nursing home in Oxford, does not anticipate being affected — it’s a state facility.
My youngest brother Danny, a “stationary engineer” at VA Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., a federal facility, might or might not be affected. His job, maintaining the boilers, etc. (don’t ask me, I don’t really know), is considered critical, so he has to go to work. He thinks he’ll be paid.
‘If they cut off my head, I’ll be whimpering...’
Having just returned from Kenya, I was riveted by the attack by Somali Islamic terrorists at an upscale shopping center in Nairobi.
At first, I thought it was the same mall at which our church mission group had lunch one pleasant sunny day. How many upscale malls can there be in Nairobi?
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