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.
I’d rather not suffer. Who, in their right mind, would prefer living in the dark places of life over the good times? I much prefer times of dancing and celebration. Six months ago, just before Covid lockdown, were able to go Stateside and take part in our son’s wedding festivities. Those days were full of… Continue reading Taking on the Giants
Understanding the “why” comes with surrender.
Early in life as I tried to find my way, I decided to apply for a job as a bank teller. I'm not quite sure what possessed me to think that I would do well as a bank teller. You see, when I was in 5th grade, I had to take extra math classes over the summer break to pass into 6th grade. Nevertheless, I bravely took the plunge and passed the entrance exam and became an official bank teller.