A Faith that Crosses Borders

“We are Muslim” was the reply to my question. “We do not celebrate Christmas because we are Muslim” to be more precise. Words written in the gentle and straight-forward manner that only an 8-year old child can achieve. I had written a letter to my sponsor child in Senegal. It was in the lead up…

#notaselfie

“Me! Me!” The shouts spread rapidly across the playground the instant my camera appeared. “Me! Me!” They would come running from all directions and jostle for position in front of me. Their little hands flying high into the air as if trying to grab hold of my attention when they shouted “Me! Me!” The children…

kt marie

she met us at the airport with a big smile and a hearty hello. i was immediately comforted by her friendly face and familiar accent upon entering this foreign country. i had no idea what to expect in the days and weeks ahead but I wasn’t worried. this brave woman had gone ahead, she knew…

Abundant Adventure

I shut down my computer. I had finalised all my work tasks, finished the reports, replied to all the emails, tidied my desk, and set my out of office reply. Yet when all was complete, a strange sense of unease crept over me. I would not be back at my desk for two months. When…

It’s Your Move

Every single one of the thoughts in my head just disappeared. My mind became a completely blank slate. I had been speaking but now I had stopped as my train of thought came to an abrupt halt. Actually, I had been praying. I was praising God from the depths of my heart. I had been…

Whoops!

“Andrew! Andrew!” Shouted the boy as he waved the frisbee at me. When he had my attention he threw the frisbee toward me. It sailed neatly through the air and landed in my hands, a perfect throw. “Great throw! ” I called back. A row of pristine white teeth lit up his face with a…

Stronger than 10 Thousand Men

I have always been exceptionally strong. You might not think it to look at me but it’s true. I have been known to push over buildings with my bare hands. And just the other day I was holding a massive boulder above my head. What? You don’t believe me? Okay, you got me. I’m not…