08
Sep
2013

Happy Faces.

stored in: Life and tagged: ,

When Auntie Cheryl shows up in Ankamu with her bag of tricks, a flurry of excitement is sure to follow. She already posted a lot of sweet pictures on her blog. Make sure you take a look – and also, if you have a minute, back up and read the previous posts about the Arm [...]

23
Jul
2013

Good Things.

stored in: Life and tagged: , , ,

I’m no Martha, and I don’t have a whole crew of editors to make me look good, but here are a few of my own “good things” that have been bringing a smile to my face. Sweet little lady bug. Much cuter than so many of the bugs we see around here. Baby pumpkins at [...]

19
Jan
2013

Alligator Tale.

stored in: Life and tagged: ,

There once was a farmer and his wife who kept a few chickens in a little coop near their house. Every day, their small boy fed the chickens and checked for eggs. And every day the farmer’s wife faithfully recorded the egg count. Well, almost every day. She had a problem with getting distracted by [...]

16
Oct
2012

This would be where I shamelessly post a few too many pictures of a certain blue-eyed boy… Elliot and I have back-to-back birthdays {14th & 15th}, so, as has become our custom, we headed to Accra to “enjoy”. For us, that means fine dining. Elliot The Carnivore dug into a plate of chicken wings, while [...]

12
Oct
2012

Injustice.

stored in: Life and tagged: , ,

Injustice. I suppose that’s the word that’s been haunting me. I suppose you could say “unfair”, “wrong”, “messed up”. This world is broken and falling apart and full of hurt. And when I hear the stories and see the faces behind them, I want to fall down. And yet…I also desire deeply to rise up [...]

29
Sep
2012

Small Delights.

stored in: Life and tagged: , , ,

Today has been delightful. No, I haven’t been sitting around with my feet propped up, drinking coffee, eating chocolate and reading a good book. I was not whisked away on a mini-vacation. No one came bearing gifts for me. In fact, in many ways, it was just an ordinary Saturday. It was common. Quiet, even. [...]

03
May
2012

Please Forgive Me.

stored in: Life and tagged:

Today, forgiveness was requested of me on two separate occasions. Twice, I was able to extend the grace that God first showed me. While the first experience is one that still weighs heavy on my heart, the second was a bit more lighthearted in nature. My neighbor children are wonderful and crazily frustrating all at [...]

05
Dec
2011

The First Month.

stored in: Life and tagged:

November was a good month, even if I didn’t taken the time to sit and write about it. My kid sister is here – and has been since November 2nd. Somehow, those 30+ days have slipped by with little regard to my blogging activities. I suppose I could say that I’ve just been too busy, [...]

03
Jul
2011

Just One Week.

stored in: Life and tagged: ,

One week. Seven days. Not a huge span of time, yet, in some ways, as I prepared for our most recent guests {Gerry [our Canadian "boss"] and his wife Trish} to arrive, I found myself wondering what we would do to fill the time. Sure, the men would be busy at the farm, but what [...]

07
May
2011

Just Another Day.

stored in: Life and tagged: ,

Jonathan left early this morning for Komenda. He’s been traveling a lot the past few weeks…mostly necessary trips to work on visas/residency things. This time, however, his travels took him on a farming errand. His friends at the Agric Department nearly begged him to bring our corn planter and assist in planting their 300 acre [...]

Comments Off