- I’m not in any way personally concerned with the end of winter, seeing the temperature today in Geita should reach 85 degrees (it breaks 75 every day). However, today is Groundhog Day, and this is your one-stop link for all things groundhog: the official website of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.
- I thought some of you might want to see where Christie and I try to eat every time we’re in Mwanza, the closest real city to us. Tunza Lodge is a small hotel and restaurant on the shores of Lake Victoria. We can sit at a plastic table right on the beach and eat western food like beef escalope (what I’d call schnitzel, and isn’t far from being country fried steak) and hamburgers with fries for $4-8. But we can’t swim there….
- Bilharzia is a disease caused by parasites passed between humans and freshwater snails. I’ve never had it, but know others who have; it doesn’t sound pleasant. Most water near us is infected, making swimming in Lake Victoria a dangerous venture.
- David Watson has posted a new blog titled Mentoring — First Steps. He addresses the prevalent problem of mentors and leaders not living lives consistent with scripture, and urges us to strive for consistency. If you are a mentor, a leader, or a church planter, you really ought to read this.
- For those of you who are bloggers and like to read, here is a great opportunity. Thomas Nelson Publishers has a new(er) program called BookSneeze. If you are approved for the program (and it doesn’t seem to be difficult — they accepted me), you will receive, at absolutely no cost, new books you have chosen from a list of available titles. You are then required to post a 200-word review on your blog and on one other retail website (such as Amazon or Borders, etc). And the books are yours to keep.
- And a picture of Baylor, who will be two months on Thursday: