life on purpose: what I learned from our trip to West Africa
life aspirations / stuff that makes me think / what I've learned

life on purpose: what I learned from our trip to West Africa

It’s been a year and a bit since we were trekking to West Africa in the middle of the Ebola crisis. But I keep notes on significant moments in my life and the things I’ve learned so I can look back and evaluate whether I’m still practicing what I’ve learned. As we were driven out of Africa, toward … Continue reading

new years thoughts: thinking the right thoughts
life aspirations / stuff that makes me think / what I've learned

new years thoughts: thinking the right thoughts

“Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatever is of good report, Think on these things.” Philipians 4:8 The common culture might not be familiar with the profusion of Biblical ‘positive’ thought. Frankly, these admonitions aren’t ultimately intended to propel its readers to rendering every moment a lifetime of … Continue reading

motherly wisdom: deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own
stuff that makes me think / what I've learned

motherly wisdom: deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own

When my husband and I were first married, I moved four provinces to the east until he finished his medical residency. A gentle woman by the name of Margaret cushioned me with maternal wisdom. Over the years, we continued our friendship through letters. So many letters, that I had boxes and boxes of her beautiful … Continue reading