Perhaps Jet Lag Would Have Been Preferable

The first night Alex and I were home from Kenya, I slept for 12 hours and woke up feeling like a champion. Granted, I had a case of the sniffles that I chalked up to too much time on airplanes, but I unpacked suitcases, washed clothes, and basically … [Continue reading]

The Nature, The Wildlife, and The Image Bearers of God

I've mentioned several times that Compassion always tricks you into a hike. Yesterday was no exception. Our group made our way down the hillside adjacent to the church we visited, and when we reached the lookout, there was just a smidge of a drop … [Continue reading]

This Right Here Is A Real-Live Giddy Up

Okay. Before I tell you about the biggest parts of today, there are two things I need to mention. 1) Yesterday, right before we left the Rift Valley, I met a little girl. Her name is Eunice. And I was just a little bit beside myself when I … [Continue reading]

When The Rocky Road Is More Than Worth It

It was late last night when Patricia gave us an overview of what we'd be doing today in Kenya. "So tomorrow we'll be riding in safari vehicles," she said. "We have to travel down a dirt road that can be a bit bumpy, and it's safer for us to be in … [Continue reading]

The Darkness Has Not Overcome It

I've never sat down and tried to figure out how much time I've spent in classrooms over the course of my life, but between elementary school and junior high and high school and college and then, you know, teaching for approximately 472 years, I think … [Continue reading]

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 76

On this episode we discuss my almost-here trip to Kenya, what I refer to as Melanie's enthusiastic opposition to khaki, and recent events at the SEC Baseball Tournament. Recent events may or may not have involved me approaching someone I believed … [Continue reading]