Thursday, January 17, 2013

My New Friend Bob

I met a new friend the other week and immediately fell in love with him.

Okay, before any of my well-meaning friends jump to any conclusions, Bob is in his 50s and is happily married. ; )

Rather than be selfish with Bob, I really thought I shouldn't keep him to myself, but introduce him to all of you.

Meet Bob Goff - a lawyer, advocate, humorist, adventurer, husband, father, and what I also find attractive, a servant to the needy and defenseless in northern Uganda.

A chance meeting with an old friend in the Clatskanie Safeway store led me to read Bob's book "Love Does." I love his style of writing and found myself devouring the pages of his book, wanting to know what his next adventure would be.

Doesn't he look like quite the character? :)
I thoroughly enjoy how he expresses himself and found myself relishing his stories, anecdotes and simple, yet profound, spiritual applications, drawn from his adventures or those of his friends. Over and over he emphasizes that love does not just observe or talk or plot or plan, love does. Love is an action word.

From his first pellet gun injury to "sandwich stalking" his future wife, to inviting U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft to Uganda, to how he humorously fell into the position as a diplomat to an African country, each of his stories teaches a practical lesson. I also enjoyed the quotes at the beginning of each chapter, such as this one:

"I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes."

So, I invite you on the adventure with Bob. I know you'll enjoy it, because as he discovered...

"I used to think knowing God was like going on a business trip with Him, but now I know He's inviting me on an adventure instead."

(Click here to order "Love Does" from Amazon.)

Photos from the and


  1. I'm adding it to my "to-read" list ~ thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Great, Sarah! I think you will enjoy it. :)

  3. Much of your story is cute and a real truly understanding story approach. And blessing him. I hope he finds this out, b/c being touched by someone in Uganda is a "good thing" -- on both sides. Both of you.

    A grinner: I've been at that Safeway... how many in the world would know that place?

    Glad you're there and being blessing again ... and blessing others in "my" country.