Mathare Valley. Today we go into Mathare Valley to visit Mathare Worship Center and walk through the slums. Today specifically is one day that our entire team has been told many, many times to really try to spiritually, emotionally, and mentally prepare for, perhaps even more than the other days of this trip. Today we … More Chapter 3: Mathare Valley
**All photos except the featured image are thanks to the lovely and talented Colleen Briggs* My eyes slowly begin to open and adjust themselves to the faint early morning light. It’s still mostly dark outside, but the sky is beginning to turn from black to a deep blue. I glance at my phone- it’s only … More Chapter 2: You Know It’s Sunday When…
I walked into the hall where breakfast was going to be held, not knowing what to expect. When we got here last night, my eyes were barely staying open after the 27 hours of travel time… plus it was almost pitch black dark. I definitely remember tripping on some rocks in the grass while trying … More Chapter 1: Kasarani, Jet Lag, and Mzungu
Well. Hello again! This always seems to happen to me; I start out with intent to write a few times a month, and then college happens and work happens and life happens and writing slips to the back-burner a little too fast. But DANG what a semester. I don’t even know where to begin… Things … More Spiritual Battles and Life Updates
Ah, Valentine’s Day. This is the first Valentine’s day that I actually have a “valentine” (gasp!). And while it’s a wonderful feeling, it’s also very new, since every year in Valentines’ past has been spent single as a pringle. I never really cared much, but last year I noticed my singleness on a new … More So… What Exactly Is Love?
“To the glistening eastern sea, I give you Queen Lucy the Valiant. To the great western woods, King Edmund the Just. To the radiant southern sun, Queen Susan the Gentle. And to the clear northern skies, I give you King Peter the Magnificent. Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen … More Kings & Queens
January 20, 2017. Today Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. And today I had to stay off social media, because in the first three minutes I was scrolling through Facebook this morning, I saw one too many “#notmypresident” and “#stillnotmypresident” and “#dumptrump” hashtags. Don’t get me wrong. … More Thoughts for Inauguration Day