Sometimes, his blessings are simple ones. Sometimes, his grace is the common kind. Lately, his grace looked like… Me not being ” randomly selected” for additional screening during security checks (surprising, because usually I’m pegged as a suspicious one – I’m still not sure why). Being seated at the front of the section on my… Read More Grace and simplicity and introductions to Africa
I finished The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis on the flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam (which, praise be, was the easiest transatlantic flight I’ve ever been on – leg room to spare and excellent seatmates!). It’s not the first time I’ve read the book, or the second, or even the third. Honestly, I’ve lost count… Read More Dear Puddleglum, you’re great. (reviews pt. 2)
Five days and sixteen hours from this moment, I will be climbing on board an airplane headed to Uganda. Is this real life? I’ve spent the last week taking pills and grimacing my way through shots (okay, one shot) to turn my body into a typhoid and yellow fever fighting machine. My immune system is… Read More Dear Uganda, I’m coming for you.
Last weekend I graduated. As evidence, here’s a painfully awkward picture of me not knowing how to smile while holding the most expensive piece of paper I probably will ever own. Graduating is great and all, but in retrospect (from the incredibly distant vantage point of 5 days) the event itself was such a small… Read More So maybe I’m not very good at letting go.
“Open for me the wondrous volumes of truth in his, “It is finished’.” These words have been haunting me. They’re from the prayer called “The Spirit’s Work” in The Valley of Vision (which you should go and buy RIGHT NOW if you don’t already own it). The Valley of Vision is a collection of Puritan… Read More Of words that grab hold of you and don’t let go