A Fresh Pair of Eyes

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Shawn’s parents recently spent 7 weeks with us here in Nairobi.  It is always fun to get a fresh perspective of a place you live, because we get use to the quirks a place has.  The three months leading up to their arrival we would say several times a time, “Wait until Mom and Dad (Grandma and Grandpa) see this!” … Read More

Just Be

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  Tonight we sat with a small group of people from church after being asked to share a bit about Passover.   It was an intimate group – all the people knew each other well and were, essentially, family.  After Shawn shared the message we had a delicious meal together and as we sat around and talked for a while, … Read More

Two Years Later

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Last month marked two years for us being in Kenya.  I love these sort of “landmark” times in life.  I’m a list maker and journal writer, and watching the passage of time is always a bittersweet amazement for me.  In Facebook all of my memories that pop up are of landing here after evacuation, trying to figure out how to … Read More

A Dry and Weary Land

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If you have never lived in a place that has experienced a true dry season – where you literally go months without a  drop of rain,  I am not sure you can truly appreciate how exciting and magnificent it is when rain appears suddenly.  In Mundri it was so, so, so hot.  We would sit outside in the shade because … Read More

The Battle

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I’m a  little girl sitting in at the edge of our driveway waiting.  I’m waiting for my father to come get me for the weekend that he is supposed to have with me.  By father, I mean the man who got my mom pregnant, not the Dad that is a part of my every day life.  But these visits are … Read More

It’s Been a Year and a Half, After All…

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A few weeks ago we helped some friends from church move to a new house.  We had been praying for them for a couple of months to find the right place.  House hunting in Nairobi is HARD!! There are so many things to think about and one of the biggest things is who the landlord will be.  If you remember, … Read More

I Will Rise

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“There’s a peace I’ve come to know Though my heart and flesh may fail. There’s an anchor for my soul I can say ‘It is well.’” Yesterday we had the memorial service of a wonderful man of faith in our church.  He was a cornerstone and a rock in the church history, serving as assistant pastor as one point and … Read More

Ebenezer

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Each evening I sit with Andrew and RJ and I read aloud to them.  We have been reading through a wonderful series from Andrew Peterson called “The Wingfeather Saga”, which I highly recommend to everyone regardless of age.  I have read it myself three times and still enjoy it each time!  And I love seeing the boys’ reactions when we … Read More

Paradox

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I’m living in this crazy space called paradox today. Paradox is something that combines contradictory features or qualities. In this crazy life we live, there is constant paradox. Learning to become familiar with that, even thriving in it, is paramount to surviving long term. In Africa we live in a constant state of paradox around us – how can such … Read More