There are these moments, quick flashes sometimes, when everything is right in your world. Catch them if you can. This week has been rough. Some weeks just are I guess. It’s been a closing in on me kind of week and I’m pretty spent. But there have been these moments, all week long, like something … Continue reading There are these moments…
I live in Tanzania, in a smallish city called Mwanza, on the shores of Lake Victoria. Tanzania is a country on the Eastern coast of Africa. My work permit says I'm a missionary. The strapline of the organization I work for is working "where the need is greatest”. And as a result of these factors, … Continue reading Living overseas doesn’t make me a good person.
2015 has come to a close and we are on the brink of a whole new year. Many of us will go into this new year full of aspirations. Some will make resolutions to be better, thinner, kinder. Some will not. Most years, I spend the time leading up to New Year thinking about what … Continue reading I resolve to avoid resolutions, happy new year.
Do you ever read things and find they get under your skin somehow? A bit like a splinter, wiggling around where they shouldn’t be, irritating you, creating a mad search for something to remove it? I’m reading this book at the moment and the author has made a claim that is doing just that. I … Continue reading Doing the best we can
About a week ago now, Amani and I celebrated our one year anniversary. This time last year, we were in Canada, having been through our official wedding in Dodoma and preparing for another celebration on the other side of the ocean. I had the privilege of having two weddings, one in Tanzania and one in … Continue reading A Labour of Love….
Last week I sent myself on a 2 day retreat. A bit like being sent to my room to sort myself out, but much prettier. There is this beautiful place on Lake Victoria, about 30km out of Mwanza. They have built two little cabins right on the water with big windows to let in the … Continue reading Militantly and Maternally on Your Own Side
My friends, it's Friday!!! We made it 😉 I am exploring the power of perspective these days and realizing that what you focus on becomes your reality. If I choose to practice gratitude, strangely enough, I begin to feel grateful. If I focus on positive things, I feel that the world is a good place, that … Continue reading It’s been a good week 🙂