The Four Hardest Things About Intercontinental Travel

Intercontinental travel is part of being a missionary kid. Sure, businessmen and rich people all travel abroad, but missionaries and missionary kids alike travel, it seems, as often as we breathe. When discussions about the military arise, I always joke, "I'll join the army; I would get seasick with the navy and I've had enough …

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What Super Bowl LIV Taught Us About Passing the Football

Today, I woke up at 3:30 in the morning to watch the fifty-fourth Super Bowl. The winner would be the champion of the NFL's 100th season, and the loser would go home reeling, probably wondering what on earth happened. The winner would win by an 11 point deficit, propelled by its quarterback and staunch defense. …

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A Father to the Fatherless- How God Fills the Greatest Gaps in an Orphan Heart

Recently, I began reading Randy Alcorn's The Resolution for Men. The book is fantastically written and centers around a call for true, Biblical manhood. After giving a brief description of manhood, Alcorn lays out the true need for fathers, and the numbers he gives are more than astronomical- they are a punch in the gut. …

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Destroying Terror: How to Confront and Defeat the Fear in Our Lives

A few months ago, I published a post on spiritual warfare in Uganda. The post was fairly long (well over 1,000 words) but got to the point quickly- Hollywood has corrupted our definition of spirituality. Through different means, whether media or television, our opinions and beliefs on demonic warfare have been watered down. We do …

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300 Followers Celebration!

Well guys, we've hit the next minor milestone. Two days ago, Africa Boy reached 300 followers, 30% of the way to our next major milestone. I can't even tell you guys how excited I am. Africa Boy was created in early March. I reached 100 followers in mid-July, showing that it took over four months …

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Throwback Saturday: The Consequences of Hunger

Originally Posted Here One day, about a year ago, I found myself hungry with no snacks to eat. So, being a classic Missionary Kid, I went in search of food. But, to my dismay, the mango and banana trees were devoid of any fruit. So, hoping to find something worth eating, I went and found …

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What Lecrae Taught Us About Sexual Abuse

In his popular song Good, Bad, Ugly, Lecrae did something unprecedented- he addressed the issue of physical abuse. He writes, I remember back in the dayI was barely in the first gradeGot teeth mission'Watchin' Tom & JerryTryna go outside so I can playI was told to watch out for strangersKeep my eyes peeled for dangerFolks …

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The Politics of YouTube

I spend three hours a week on YouTube. While not even close to the amount of time others may spend on the mega site, three hours is still a lot. In fact, three hours is enough to do a very long, very nice blog post or advertise this blog. These are three hours that are …

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The Quirks of Living in Africa

Honestly, one of the most common questions Africa Boy gets is this: "What are some of the funniest things you've seen in Uganda?" Well, after living here for 15.5 years, I have a few that are almost sure to make you laugh. Un-logical Jams. One of the strangest things we find in Uganda is the …

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Power or God?

"I left the joy of soccer for the far greater joy of the Kingdom." --Keith McFarland, 2019 If you were on my blog four weeks ago, you saw this quote featured on the Quote of the Week section. You probably raised an eyebrow at the fact that I was quoting my dad, but otherwise, you left it …

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A Surprise from the Reb

A few weeks ago, I submitted a post for publishing to the Reb. I didn't expect to be accepted, so I didn't tell my parents about it. Why tell them, only to be possibly disappointed? Then, a few weeks after I submitted it, I received a reply: I had been accepted! Instantly, the day was …

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The Consequences of Hunger

One day, about eight months ago, I found myself hungry with no snacks to eat. So, being a classic Missionary Kid, I went in search of food. But, to my dismay, the mango and banana trees were devoid of any fruit. So, hoping to find something worth eating, I went and found my friend, Mugabe …

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But First, Coffee

Most mornings, I wake up to a vibration on my wrist. My FitBit (a knockoff, mind you) has an alarm function that, instead of beeping, vibrates to wake you up. Sleeping in a room with two brothers, I find it helpful to have an alarm that will only wake me up. So, I often find myself waking …

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