Editor’s Note: this blog was written a couple of days post election results. I’ve since had time to digest the results and come to broader conclusions. I stand by the words I’ve written and have since added a few more thoughts in the almost 2 months since the results. Before I dive into the meat … More What #TRUMPS Hate?
In the wake of a really beautiful and restful birthday, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on how far the last year has brought me. I turned 30 last September 19th. And then the bottom fell out of my world. For 36 days I, along with my family, my community, and a team … More On sickness + Gratitude: 1 year later
Well Gulu, it’s officially time for your 60 day review. And unlike corporate America I don’t have to be tactful, politically correct, or kind with my assessment of your performance. On the anniversary of my arrival in Gulu, I thought it appropriate to send an update that would answer many of the burning questions I … More Gulu| Months 1+2
Perfection is NOT the expectation What IS expected of the interns and fellows deploying overseas? Relational living. Bridge building between cultures. Community immersion. All of these “buzzwords” were used as a means to convey the importance of diving into relationships head first. The longer you fight against all of the change you’re experiencing, the harder … More What IJM Orientation Taught Me
August has been a busy month for mission prep. I’ve been working diligently to get my future plans in order so I can make my transition to the mission field as smooth as possible. I’ve squared away my living situation after my lease is up, I have someone to care for Izzy once I’m gone … More Do I need support for Uganda?!
“How do you feel about Africa?” The question that started this whole journey for me was asked by my sweet friend Betsy. Little did I know that such an unassuming question would result in me leading a mission trip 9,000 miles away, falling in love with east Africa and ultimately walking away from a blossoming … More I guess the cat is out of the bag . . .
I cried Saturday in yoga. (Cue the eye rolls and chuckles from my nearest and dearest). For anyone who doesn’t know, crying is sort of my thing. My body expresses a full range of emotions through my tear ducts on a very regular basis. Yesterday’s cry was different because I cried to grieve a loss. Those … More Emotional Growing Pains
I love music. There is no one who comes to know me who doesn’t leave knowing about my undying love for dope beats, masterfully executed guitar licks, skillful vocal runs and bridges that build and bring me to tears. There is something about finding a song that perfectly punctuates a moment to bond you to humanity … More Dressed in His righteousness alone….
We will never be happy until we make God the source of our fulfillment and the answer to our longings. He is the only one who should have power over our souls. – Stormie Omartian
Hi Family! Hi Friends! First of all, I want to say thank you. Thank you for the love, support, hugs, encouraging words, texts, emails, letters, money, high fives, cards, pats on the back, prayers, meals, work outs, tweets, Instagrams…. This list could go on. You have blessed me immeasurably and I can never say thank … More Kenya Believe it!?