Guest Post – Life with Anna

The words to my teammates had barely left my mouth when Adele perked up and said “ME!” I hadn’t expected such enthusiasm to the query “anyone wanna write a guest post on my blog?”I gave her free reign to tackle any topic she wished, and so as strange as it feels to have a post…

Photo, Not Friday…

We’re off to the countryside! Hence, this photo is posted on our Thursday. This weekend we’re taking TWENTY-SEVEN kiddos  mature and energetic young people out to the countryside for three days and two nights of “Youth Retreatness.” It’s gunna be great.

I Will Smell Your Face: Some Real Thoughts on my Pretend Parenting

This is not a unique blog post. There are millions of them; These posts of the “Parenting” kind. This one is a post addressing the life of a harried caregiver whose life revolves around diapers, dishes, dogfood, and whose-fork-is-who’s. My life as a pretend mom is filled with early-morning scrambles, late afternoon tantrums, and quiet evenings where…

Love is Kind

Kindness. I looked up the definition but found it unsatisfactory. I have decided it is a word in it’s own category, and one that is defined by action.   Kindness is when the bus lady seeks me out to show me that this is where I should get off. I had asked her if the…

Out and About – Art of Ulaanbaatar

There’s nothing quite as delightful as taking a new shortcut through a back alley-road and finding a new great piece of graffiti. The art and colour here found in some of the most unusual places really does make walking through this city a thing of discovery. I will be adding to this collection as time…

Originally posted on Thine Web Log:
A few days ago I went to a mall. Next to the entrance to Chapters was a young teen. Propped up on the brick her sign read something to the effect of “Homeless and Hungry”. I nearly walked by her and into the mall, however, my mind had been…

Punk it Up

I have a video of a bunch of kids in a circle, dancing around in a teal-walled room to a single guitar. You might not understand them, because they certainly aren’t singing English and I’m assuming you who shall read this are mostly English-speakers, since that’s what this blog is written in and all. But…