Thoughts on life, the Lord, and everything in between.

Africa

You and Me, We Eat Bananas Together

You and Me, We Eat Bananas Together

Life here has been extremely busy. Time is flying by, and we are down to counting our days here instead of weeks. Although we get a different answer every time we ask, we are headed into the dry season and the weather has begun to […]

All the Places Your Hands Have Been

All the Places Your Hands Have Been

Sometimes it’s easy to sink into the thoughts, the dark ones that belittle the beauty you hold, that minimize the worth that has been placed upon you, the thoughts that tell you that the love you share is so little in comparison to what you […]

With Tattoos Across her Hands

With Tattoos Across her Hands

She held out her hands to me, the new gold bangles sliding down her narrow arms. Her eyes twinkled as she grinned at the sight of me, and it amazes me that a child can capture your heart so easily. With one smile I wanted […]

A Week in Northern Ghana

A Week in Northern Ghana

The mud huts we saw along our way up north.  The sun beats down on our pale skin, making its mark quickly and efficiently as our pale skin deepens in colour. We are exhausted, hours away from our African home, yet enthralled by the beauty […]

A little bit of everything

A little bit of everything

Tomorrow marks exactly ten weeks of being on African soil. At times it has seemed to pass by slowly; and other days, it passes like the wind, and I fear before I know it I will be stepping out of the airplane into the brisk, […]

Happy Thanksgiving & Other News!

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! In some ways it is so hard to believe it is Thanksgiving, and we are creeping slowly towards the middle of October! It was a tough weekend to be away from home, and I’ve felt a bit homesick for the past few […]

The Strange Thing

Thursday morning I travelled to Kofuridua to get my Visa updated. I needed to meet Kujo at the lorry station for six a.m., so I taxied there in the cool morning air. I found the Kofuridua tro-tro’s with ease, as it was the second visit […]

On Being the Bad Guy

She sits across me in my tiny office, her slender frame settled in on the flimsy green chair. Around her back, swaddled in cloth, rests a tiny baby, quiet. Her dark hair is pulled back, and her eyes are thick with eyeliner that I’ve noticed […]

It’s the Little Things

This past Thursday Lesley and I got a little surprise. We found out, unbenkownst to either of us Canadians, that Friday was a public holiday, and consequently we weren’t having school that day. It was a great surprise because we had planned to travel away […]

Life Lessons in Ghana

1. I can understand the point of rain dances now. Seriously. We have gone without rain for days now, I hadn’t showered since Friday, and when the rain drops started pouring on the tin roof of the school, I literally made all the kids follow […]