Browsing All posts tagged under »Africa«

give clean water.

December 15, 2010


it was hot that day. i sat outside the church with adah and rose, their laughter ricocheting off the steel walls of the school. i was showing them pictures of russ’ cooking from my iPhone and they were tickled that a man did the cooking in my household. my mind was elsewhere. on the way […]

The Poisonwood Bible

September 1, 2010


“Listen. To live is to be marked. To live is to change, to acquire the words of a story, and that is the only celebration we mortals really know. ” I first read The Poisonwood Bible the summer between my junior and senior year in college. Since then, I’ve read it at least five times. […]

a holy violence

June 9, 2010


If we are engaged with the world around us, we will care about that world. We will be passionate about people’s needs, our holiness, and God’s glory. We will not be still in prayer. We will cry out for mercy with a holy violence. If we are silent, it will be because in our distress, […]

a year ago, we were giants

April 25, 2010


A year ago today, Russ and I took part in The Rescue – the worldwide event Invisible Children created to bring awareness to children soldiers in n. Uganda. This is the post I wrote after the fact – once I had time to process everything that happened. To be honest, I’m still processing. Since then, […]

being joshua and caleb in a no name world

March 8, 2010


let me introduce you to some friends of mine. i met some of the most incredible teenagers tonight. and it’s not because of their attendance or their grades or their achievements in sports. it’s because of their faith. in the fall, these kids were introduced to Kibera, Kenya through a video created by their teacher […]

rescue is coming.

June 10, 2009


About a month ago, I posted a blog about Invisible Children’s The Rescue – an event held in 114 cities in 14 countries & the huge impact it had on me as a person. I think it’s going to take awhile to completely process everything that happened, but here’s a little taste: Last Friday during […]

a prayer for my sister…

May 31, 2009


This is my sister, Blanche. She is crazy, beautiful, full of life & Jesus. She sees the world through the camera’s lens & loves people with a love rarely seen – a love completely void of judgment or pretense. She’s my best friend. And she’s struggling. For the past few years, one of Blanche’s dreams […]