The Peoples Next Door Posts

So, I may not have electricity very often, or plumbing for that matter, but this is the view just down the road from my house. Just thought I would share. Content Copyright © 2010-2011, C. Keelan Cook. All rights reserved.

Read More The view is not too bad…

from Africa

Ironically enough, my quiet time this morning found me in Matthew 28. I try to read straight through scripture book by book as I study it, instead of taking little sections from here and there and piecing them together. I find it easier to hear what God is saying when I read it the way He wrote it. So this particular morning, I finished Matthew. Of course, Matthew 28 is one of the locations where the Great Commission is recorded in scripture (a particularly significant passage at this point in my life) but that is not where God really called my attention this morning. Instead, it was the beginning of the chapter, where Matthew discusses the resurrection of Christ. God’s words were too good, so I had to write this down! Read More The Resurrection

Discipleship from Africa from the Word

I thought you guys would get a kick out of this. I wrote this a couple of days after getting settled in. Looking back, its a bit dramatic… but this was all new then. Since then, the journal entires have become much less frequent (unfortunately) and I find myself overlooking things that now seem normal to me.


How does one start a journal? You’d think a degree in journalism would help, but I find my ideas lacking. Of course its supposed to begin with an impacting anecdote, perhaps a recent incident with some moral undertone that sets the stage for the rest of the story. Or maybe it could start with some punchy lead that intrigues the reader and entices them further into the story. Lord knows I have enough of both already, and I haven’t been here a week yet. Read More My First Journal Entry

Discipleship from Africa Moments in time