What Africa Taught Me

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What Africa Taught Me

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WHAT AFRICA TAUGHT ME or REINFORCED IN MY UNDERSTANDING

- Time is not more important than people.

- It is good to learn to grieve with those that grieve.

- Happiness does not consist of stuff. It consists of people you love and who love you.

- Nothing in life is perfect. The most beautiful country in the world has mosquitoes!

- You can have an amazing life without electricity, air conditioning or running water. But those things are nice.

- The art of waiting.

- The joy of people.

- That joy is not connected with circumstances.

- To be content with what you have.

- To live in the grace of one day at a time.

- That a mango eaten in the shade of a tree on a hot day is more refreshing when shared with a friend.

- That sometimes asking questions is better than giving instructions.

- Even those in poverty are loving, kind, giving and enjoy sharing what they have.

- The rich are not people with a lot of stuff. The rich are people who need the least. (Thank you Papa Rolland!)

- Patience

- The importance of being WITH someone today! Appreciating them NOW! And communicating that to them in the moment!

- The strength of children.

- The harmony of love despite differences.

- The exterior of a person means little to nothing. It's what they are inside, that is vital.

- The power of community in the Holy Spirit.
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Excellent points to ponder.

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Lot of WISDOM in those simple concepts.
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Jim.....I agree with most of them.......and I never needed anyone to teach me those qualities......pretty much came naturally...EXCEPT....I like air conditioning.......I love my stuff......and I abhor mosquitoes. :D

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Sixgun wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:09 pm
...I like air conditioning.......I love my stuff......and I abhor mosquitoes. :D
....--6
I agree with those three wholeheartedly !
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The dawinists insist that africa is the cradle of humanity and the preschool of civilization.

What is sure is, if the church has an earthly backbone it is africa and not western civilization.....

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/ ... -plan.html

The african delegates adamantly tipped the balance in favor of sound common sense vs. anything goes (im)morality.
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Ray wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:54 pm
The dawinists insist that africa is the cradle of humanity and the preschool of civilization.

What is sure is, if the church has an earthly backbone it is africa and not western civilization.....

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/ ... -plan.html

The african delegates adamantly tipped the balance in favor of sound common sense vs. anything goes (im)morality.
About 5 or 6 years ago I read a book about the believers south of the equator ... the majority of believers live in the southern hemisphere .. by a HUGE margin. The author said then that they would be the ones who will influence the direction of the denominations in the northern hemisphere, simply because their numbers are so great. Some American denominations would cease to exist if it were not for the African and South American members.
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Thanks for sharing this Jim! :D
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It does say the meek shall inherit the earth.
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Meek had a little different meaning when the KJV bible was printed. It meant more like one who follows their leader with loyalty than a milquetoast. Still, those loyal to the leadership of GOD have been promised that they will inherit.
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piller wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:47 am
Meek had a little different meaning when the KJV bible was printed.
Yes. This difficult-to-translate root means more than "meek." Biblical meekness is not weakness but rather refers to exercising God's strength under His control – i.e. demonstrating power without undue harshness. The English term "meek" often lacks this blend.
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