Monday, 28 April 2014

Motherhood- Year One

Disjointed ramblings on the first year of motherhood from a sleep deprived rookie.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Stuff.

I want to write about… stuff. This feels less like a blog post and more like a confessional or an addicts anonymous meeting.


Monday, 17 February 2014

Are you being served? A look at short-term missions.

Service
Service is kind of a big deal. Everyone can think of an example of bad service. It sticks with you. But, GOOD service is what I want to talk about today. Good service is a really big deal... not just at the gas station or a restaurant. In schools, service learning is becoming a major focus for students because it's effective, it promotes engagement and self-direction and it asks more than listening, absorbing, and consuming.



Thursday, 23 January 2014

Donations for school fees for kids in Marakwet

Here are a few ways to donate toward school fees for kids in Marakwet and from the Kapchesewes Children's Home.

  

Click here if you are wondering what all this is about.

Neighbours...

Compassion Fatiguea cynicism, skepticism or resistance to giving to or helping people who are suffering. Compassion Fatigue is often caused by media saturation of decontextualized images of tragedy or by charities' handling of donations.

Are you "tired" after watching the news? Does the World Vision commercial make you change the channel?

As much as I like to think that I value human life across the world, it's often much easier to ignore the far away stuff that I feel helpless to change. After all, aren't there enough people suffering in my own community? Province? Country? Continent?

Monday, 13 January 2014

When I get where I'm going...

This beautiful sunshiny morning, Emily is napping, the dishes are done and the laundry's drying outside (Have you ever tried to wring out a sleep sack? Oy.). I appreciate the quiet mid-morning time here in Kapsowar and today I am reflecting on two things.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Kapso-where?

It's hard to believe we've been in Kapsowar, Kenya for 10 days now, but we are starting to get settled.

There are so many things to write about, like "what do we do all day?" and "what is God teaching us here?" but the internet is slow and we've been busy so I thought I would at least fire off a post about a few aspects of life on station at Kapsowar Hospital, and what's the same and what's different, both from home and from our expectations when we arrived.

Here are a few first impressions (and generalizations) we've noticed so far.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Why I love travelling but hate getting there

If there were a way to remain gainfully employed and bring Nathan (and now Emily) along, I would be happy galavanting around our fine planet nine months of the year... Saskatchewan in the summer is really really nice. Shhh. Don't tell. It's our little secret.

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