Teaching isn’t Boring

Someone told me once that the first year of teaching is always the hardest. How I see it, I’ve had two “first years.” Once, four years ago, in Fort Wayne, when I student taught for the first semester and then took over English 10 and Grade 9 Honors for the second semester. Then again, last…

Jesus Wants to Know YOUR Story

Friday is my favorite day of the week, but it isn’t just because its the last day of school before the weekend, though that is a bonus! This year, there are a number of incredible things about Fridays, such as the fact that my first class on a Friday starts at 10:50 a.m., or that…

Sufficient Unto the Day….

Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. Living the expat life means that friends come and go at a rapid pace. One of these friends, Holly, was back in Dar on a short visit, and we arranged to meet for mishkaki and chips (beef kebabs and French fries) at a local restaurant (two containers with tables set up around…

#TIA: Infection Edition (Caution: PG-13 Images)

Warning: This post contains graphic images. Do not proceed reading if you don’t like blood, gore, and nasty wounds. Continue at your own risk. You have been warned.  I have been incredibly blessed with overall good health over the last year and a half living in Tanzania. Other than malaria and dengue, I’ve had only…

The Little Moments

Its hard to believe its been almost a month since I last posted! Time flies when you’re having fun, I suppose! Earlier this week, I read an (awesome) article by Ann Voskamp talking about the intense life we live in the everyday: Why in the world disdain the small? It’s always the smallest strokes that add…