Our African Adventure

Snapshot: Late morning, somewhere in eastern Uganda, 2016.

We sat in plastic chairs under the shade of a tree, feeling a bit awkward as we tried to decipher the ceremony taking place before us…A live chicken was brought to the circle and handed to me…I felt undeserving to be treated like a VIP.

August 21, 2023

Her Sin, His Grace

As a little girl, I loved to survey the objects which populated the top of my mother’s dresser.  I would dig through the crystal candy dish which contained a tangle of necklaces, earrings, and pins. Next, my attention would be drawn to the bottles of perfume standing nearby.

April 12, 2021

And It Grew and Became a Tree: Reflections on Planting Covenant Fellowship Church

I set out walking down the steep driveway on my morning fitness ritual here in sunny Costa Rica where my husband and I are taking a break from the gray winter skies of home. Above me, a chittering mob of green parrots swoops about in a frenzy. As I walk further this February morning, I notice the black and yellow oropendolas purposefully building their colony of bag nests above the guards’ station at the entrance…

April 8, 2019