the more things change…

First of all, I want to thank each and every one of you who took the time to get in touch last week to let me know that you're praying for us. It makes things so much more bearable knowing that we are not alone, that there is a wide network of friends and family and colleagues…

leave your land, and your people

I have moved to different countries before, once where I needed to learn the language, once where I didn't. I know culture shock is a Real Thing. I know how bad it sucks. I know it takes about three months for it to really hit. Long enough for the honeymoon period to pass. Long enough…

kaleidoscope

The other evening we were having dinner with a couple of the people we have recently met, and, as is always the case, the subject of life in this land came up. One of them described it as a kaleidoscope. You look into it and see one pattern. A minor turn, and the pattern changes dramatically. All…