Term in Review: 5 biggest lessons learned

I needed this post. I had a lot of fun choosing my 5 most entertaining posts for last week's Term in Review, but I needed to work through this week's post. It was medicine for my soul. Recently, I mentioned my lack of excitement about returning to the States, and as that time has quickly approached, I have…

The Message of the Cross – Part 1

We were running late, and I was mad.However, the object of my frustration was none other than myself. We had a couple of errands to run before we left for the village, and I had, yet again, grossly underestimated the amount of time it takes to get even little tasks done in Africa. So, I…

On gift-giving – Part 3

I believe people mean well enough, when it comes to gift-giving that is. However, it is ritual in America, especially around Christmas time. No longer is gift-giving a nice gesture. Instead, the tradition has become an obligation during this season of the year. It seems to me this shift in the essence of gift-giving has…