Sisters Keeper

Creating community where ever God places me is one of my passions. A highlight for me this month occurred earlier today when my sister in law and I spent time reconnecting with girls I have known for many years. Some I have known for a little over 10 years. We sat for hours as all [...]

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Family

My brother and his wife dancing to one of their songs. Game time. When your little sister is a chef and she decides to grace us with her amazing skills! It's only natural to take as many pictures as possible of her creativity and work. There is no place like home. I love my family. [...]

Nostalgia

I have been itching to write for a couple weeks now, the urge always comes at the most inopportune time, lying on my bed about to fall asleep, sitting in a meeting that begs my full attention, walking on the ice road, teaching a class or reading a book that has got me hook line [...]

I am because you are.*

Well, I have been in Canada for a week now. Leaving was not easy, after all home is home right? There is much I took from my short visit but I think the best lesson for me was this: It doesn't matter what cultural back ground you come from, whether you classify yourself as coming [...]

Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel and mocha.

Deborah is 10 years old and from a young age she has been told over and over again that her dark skin is not desirable. At first she would cry every time she was told this but now she has grown a thick skin and merely tells whomever has tried to insult her, "so what [...]

Rise of the baby crabs

When the tide is out on the Maputo beach, hundreds of thousands of tiny crabs come out to play. When I take friends to the beach for the first time they fear walking on the beach for fear of either getting pinched by the crabs or crushing them. None of this happens, in fact when [...]