We take notes, leave notes or send notes of things that are important to remember. There's an entire industry devoted to helping people remember. Post It © notes have likely saved thousands of us from disaster when reminding us of important things. We have our own version of Post It © notes here in Africa:… Continue reading Taking Note
Why is it that we are so easy to reject correction or warning? Why are we so sure that our own ways are the best?
It's now my turn to serve the world around me with that same unchanging love, even if to them I'm mnyamuhanga.
I've heard it said that if you shoot for the moon, you might hit the stars. If you shoot for nothing, that is exactly what you will get.
So what is it that keeps me going when giving up sorely tempts me to walk away? I can answer this question with a question: What is there to go back to?
We are required to put a little “sweat equity” into this walk of faith. Sometimes this journey is harrowing, fraught with impossibilities – but that’s where God comes in.
Most young couples dream of building careers, buying property and weekend barbecues. Us? We were busy trying to book cheap flights, set up international vaccination appointments and get our passports.
It seems that this life that we have chosen, that many have chosen before us, never comes with any "fine print" to read. There is no full disclosure, no rigid job description, nor is there any guarantee of what this world would consider to be success.
We’re in a special time here in Bujumbura, Burundi (say Bujumbura fast five times, I dare you). It feels like we are in the middle of a city-wide revival in spite of the Covid crisis, in spite of intense poverty and in spite of political uncertainty. Our nation has passed through generations of ethnic strife… Continue reading Say That Five Times, I Dare You!
The water is off today.