Water of Life


  1. Hop into a long steamy shower…
  2. Pour filtered water from the Brita pitcher into the Keurig coffee pot for a delicious, nearly instant cup of coffee…
  3. Open the refrigerator to select a flavored creamer for the coffee…
  4. Head to the bathroom to brush my teeth and prepare for the day
  5. Open the walk-in closet to choose from the racks of far too many clothes for one person…
  6. Slip on one of the many pairs of shoes that line the walls of the closet….
  7. Check out the status of the “dirty” clothes in the basket, taking a mental note that I really need to throw those into the washer this evening before sitting down at the computer…
  8. Stand in front of the cabinets to decide what I will have for breakfast this morning…
  9. Settle into my beach chair in the corner of my office for my treasured moments of quiet time with the Lord… drinking from the river of life…  And, it is here that I realize how different my routine is from my lovely friends in Uganda…. how very different our lives are.

There – days often revolve around making the long trek to gather some very dirty, disease ridden water from the closest source – which might be miles away.  They may not know where their next meal is coming from, and washing clothes is a back breaking manual task performed with a baby on your back.  They taught me true faith!

In the midst of the many differences though, there is one important similarity that I found in those that I met…  we both drink from the same river of life!  My friends are ever so grateful, and literally radiate the love of God – regardless of their circumstances.  Lord, help me to be more like them!  I am truly blessed in so many ways that I do not deserve.  And yet I have so much to learn.  Help me to learn to adopt a Ugandan spirit of gratitude, faith and peace in the midst of the storms.





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Compassion Uganda 2013 Video

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Commit Everything

Commit everything you do to the Lord.  Trust Him, and He will help you.  (Psalm 37:5 NLT)



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