Monday, October 25, 2010


No I'm not doing yoga.

"Yoga" is how you say hello in Ateso, the language spoken in the part of Uganda that I visited this summer.

I've just got Africa on my mind.  (If you want to, you could now sing that song 'Georgia on my mind' but replace 'Georgia' with 'Africa.)*

I just wanted to share two amazing blogs I've been reading about people who up and moved to Uganda to take care of people.  To do the work God left for His people to do.  I'm pretty sure that's the purpose of life.  Reading the stories of real people who are doing real work for the kingdom of God makes me want to sell all my junk and join them.  So I thought I'd share.

Here's one, and here's the other one.  Go!

*Of course I am referring to the Willie Nelson version of the song, for those of you who don't know me.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Half the Sky

Hello blogosphere!  Nice to see you again.  It's been a while. 

I've been reading a book called Half the Sky.  It's about oppression of women in developing countries.  More specifically it's about ways of helping these women.  It's really an eye opener.  Our trip to Uganda this summer left me wanting to serve in God's kingdom, and this book just reinforces that desire.

It's one of those books that works its way in to who you are, to how you see things.  Read it.  Now!

PS: On a lighter note, I've also been at Subway.  Apparently the bigwigs in the sandwich game have been reading my blog.  I do believe you'll remember that sub bags were MY idea.  And lo and behold, look what Subway has rolled out.  You're welcome, Subway!  In return for my intellectual property, I would like for your sandwich artists to reliably honor my request for 'light lite mayonaise'.