Short-term trips: Five lessons learned

From my very first experience in Chile as a junior in high school, to the last five years that we have lived in Malawi, I have come across and learned more than I can write about the role and potential impact of short-term teams. Here are five of them – and five of the peopleContinue reading “Short-term trips: Five lessons learned”

Top 15 books read in 2018

Top 15 Books of 2018 While the blog may have been relatively silent, our days have not been. And in the middle of it all, somehow reading has been a way to feel somewhat sane in the midst of adding a new baby to the family, homeschooling, furlough, and life overseas. The things I’ve readContinue reading “Top 15 books read in 2018”

Embrace: A word for the year

Americans. We are hard to generalize in one statement, because we are diverse. However, generally overseas, we are known to be loud, and vocal with our opinions. We are very expressive with our emotions, and we really like┬áto give hugs. Before moving overseas, I didn’t realize how uncomfortable this can make other cultures feel, particularContinue reading “Embrace: A word for the year”

Missionary Feet

My daughter, like many others, loves to put on my shoes. Strangely my sturdy Tevas are not as picturesque as a pair of heels. The first time she tried them on, my pulse quickened with concern. My shoes are with me everywhere. The street. The dirt. Drop toilets. Everywhere. And in wanting to be likeContinue reading “Missionary Feet”