The Privilege of Stress

Recently my husband and I were flying internationally. A little less than 24 hours before the flight, he went to do online check-in. But only his name was there. Mine was missing entirely from the reservation. We checked and double checked emails. After a few international phone calls we sorted Read more…

Returning & Not Retreating

In May we quietly filled out some paperwork and started the hoop-jumping, form-filling, important-paper-collecting process of getting a green card for my husband. We prayed about the timing, knowing that at some stage we’d need to be able to live in one or the other of our countries of origin Read more…

Wherever We Find Ourselves

Short term missions trips have gotten a lot of flack the last few years (see here: here, here , here) and I really could not be happier about it. Let’s ignore the exceptions here—the cases where the trips are really actually good and beneficial to local communities (like doctors visiting remote villages, Read more…

Monoculture & Ecosystem

I read a lot about organics, nature, and green living. I love it: soil and vegetables and food science. Most of the news in these areas is pretty depressing these days. Pesticides killing off bee populations, soil is eroding, clean drinking water is dwindling, more and more plants and animals Read more…

30

A little reflection on turing 30 that I shared on social media: I was running this morning, on the day I turn thirty, and remembering a list I made sometime on my early/mid-twenties of thirty things to do before I turn thirty. I lost my “Thirty before Thirty” list years Read more…

Entitlement

It was a bustling week at work this past week. In part because there was a lot going on with my own programs—meetings for our job placement office and a graduation for our adult ed program—but also because it was the first week in months that we had food parcels Read more…