When the Waves Rock your Boat.

Just as Burma’s coastline appeared on the horizon, a strong wind came up. Grey storm clouds filled the sky and waves rocked our boat dangerously from side to side. One of the skippers started scooping out water vigorously. I sat with a two-year-old on my lap, trying to tighten the safety vests with mostly broken […]

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#imstaying too

Recently I’ve seen a lot of posts with the #imstaying in my feed. Some friends even invited me to join the Facebook group created for South Africans to share positive stories and their reasons for ‘staying’ – knowing perfectly well that I’ve lived in four other countries since 2012. Perhaps they knew I’d love reading […]

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The Two Sides of a Door

About two weeks after my brother’s funeral I was on the phone with my mom.  She said I’d never guess who were their first visitors after everyone heard the news. The moment she mentioned their names I knew not only who they were, but what their presence meant.  They understood what we all, and especially […]

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Back to Basics – Journey Update

Back to Basics - Update ... Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.

At the beginning of 2018 I set out on a journey to ‘go back to basics‘. This journey was mostly inspired by the words of a friend who said, ”If only Christians could get the basics right, the world would be a different place.” Combined with feeling overwhelmed in other areas of my life. I […]

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10 Life Lessons

10 Life lessons I'm #learning in this season of life

I have a memory of my 82-year-old grandmother scribbling notes on pieces of cardboard paper torn from the insides of cereal boxes. Perhaps she felt her memory fading and was attempting to remember something she heard on the radio or read in a book or maybe a new recipe she discovered or a unique crochet […]

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