https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5xwyv-b62e5f Nguvu za Neno la Mungu pt 1 This is our Kiswahili/Kirundi broadcast. Tune in weekly for the next episode.
On a side note, another innocuous change in me as a parent as I’ve grown older is found in my lunch offerings for my fourth child, our bonus baby. Yesterday, she had samosas (a fried slightly spicy meat pie that is the food of heaven) and marshmallows for lunch. I was tempted to feel “parent shame” until my oldest son (who I had messaged her menu to) said, “It’s ok. Let her enjoy life.”
The student has become the teacher!
It’s hard to live out our convictions in an increasingly hostile world – and I’m not only talking about the hostility we see on the news or internet. In our personal, day-to-day lives it’s not uncommon to come face-to-face with intense rejection any time we choose to go against the grain of what is “the norm.”
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vufjt-b52f2c Turning our attention…
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-34kqb-b449ae It takes work to see a dream come true.
Inside I feel, as I suppose many of us do, the need to be understood and accepted. I easily concur with the above verse from Romans; the only debt I have to others is to love them. However, I want others to love and accept me and my natural tendency is to explain things away to gain approval.
I wrote this in 2015 remembering my mother and wanted to reshare it as I remember my mother this Mother’s
This month in our newsletter from Africa & Beyond, we talk about consequences. They aren’t all bad; in fact, some
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7u7su-b01ec9 Sometimes it feels like we’re received with a slap in the face.
I still like the bed made and dishes washed and he still likes lists. Maybe I should write him a list about the dishes and bed? Nah, that might be pushing it.