Jesus Wept and so did I

        The story of Jesus resurrecting Lazarus is one of those popular sermons that I believe most of us have heard time and time again. I can actually remember the first time the story of Lazarus intrigued me while in church. I am sure that I was in elementary school. It was […]

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Year One

        It is incredible how quickly time passes us by. It’s been exactly a year since I’ve landed here in Botswana with my family.  In the words of Charles Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”  This has been the best worst year ever. Although this […]

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Love As An Offering

        Love has to be one of the most complex verbs of living. Right next to faith.  There are layers to love that we have subconsciously created through personal experiences, inherited interpretations, and the embracing of lessons learned through others such as friends and elders. It is so important that we work […]

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The Greatest Pursuit

                I am a few weeks late, but with the utmost excitement I wish you a Happy New Year! I absolutely love taking in everything a New Year has to offer. Every year it seems like when January 1st hits we immediately enter a season of fresh starts […]

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Love Lost

        The fundamental basis of our beings is rooted in love or the lack of it. Love is that thing every heart longs for and never wants to be deprived of.  In my life I’ve found love to be manifested through the basic relationships that life awards us. For me those are […]

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A little rock and a clap

        There I was, as a visitor, sitting on a wooden pew in a place so familiar. My grandmother and the rest of the choir was singing one of my childhood favorites, “Get Right Church and Let’s Go Home.”  I naturally wanted to do a little rock and clap but couldn’t, not […]

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A Sinner Like Me

              I was in my late teens and early twenties when my perception of sin began to change. I will forever be grateful to God for that. Before then I was the epitome of a Pharisee; self righteous, willfully ignorant, and a hypocrite. I was walking around in a […]

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Amateur in the Village

        One of the greatest things about my move has been this feeling of freedom I have to dabble in things that I’ve always had a desire for, but never had time to entertain. I recently had the opportunity to dabble in photography. My assignment was my first Batswana wedding.  The wedding […]

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Do Good Work

       For the month before my departure I had grown accustomed to goodbyes and see you laters. These goodbyes consisted of teary eyed I love you’s, well wishes, and extended hugs. There were two goodbyes that gave me instructions. One of those came from my lovely grandmother, my MeMe. After several pictures, I love […]

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Stillness is the Move

            There is a song on repeat in my head as I am writing this post. It’s not christian and the lyrics don’t completely relate, but somehow it is my theme song in seasons like this. Seasons of stillness. Stillness is the move.            Solomon said […]

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Dumêla

          Dumêla, the first word my family and I heard as we entered the country we now call home. Dumêla, a simple hello that has marked the beginning of a life changing journey. Dumêla, the renewing of my spirit.           It has been seven months since we […]

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When Buildings Face Storms

      A little over a month ago, I was scrolling through my YouTube feed and stumbled across a familiar face on the thumbnail of a BuzzFeed video. She was half of an alternative Christian band duo that I enjoyed listening to occasionally. I clicked immediately, the title of the video stated that she […]

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