“may Christ in our marrow carry us home…”

Happy New Year, friends! For the past five weeks, I have been home. And for the past five weeks, I have been away from home. “Home” itself seems to be such a fluid concept these days, more difficult to define as its boundaries extend. For awhile, I went home to a cozy little dorm room,… Read More

six months & miracle beads

A few days ago marked six months since I arrived in Uganda this year. In some ways, that number feels accurate—small-town Texas life and plentiful Starbucks and “fitting in” to a sea of faces seems very removed. In other ways, it doesn’t seem like half a year at all. Wasn’t it just recently that I… Read More

art class overseas: klimt on takeout lids

One of the frustrating exciting challenges of teaching art in the bush is the ever-present problem of supplies (or the lack thereof). Some days, all I want is a nearby and easily-accessible Hobby Lobby. But some days, there’s a certain excitement about “making do” with what’s on hand. For example, not too many weeks back… Read More

the God who keeps his promises

This is the stunning rainbow that appeared after Wizeye’s burial. Another reminder of hope and promise. (Photo credit.) Jesus promised to take Wizeye home. He’s promised all of us, of course. All of us, his children. But Wizeye is a child of God whose physical body, although young, had serious problems. My first meeting with… Read More