Rather than hide eggs for Bear, the horse in our family, we hid a carrot, and it didn’t take him long to find it! We thought about teaching him about resurrection and the celebration of eternity because of Jesus taking our place on the cross, but we figured a carrot was all he could handle. … Continue reading Happy Easter
Sandals are a problem in Uganda with our sixteen children. Can you imagine looking after sixteen pairs of shoes? Phiona complains that as soon as she buys sandals for the children they are broken or missing. When I look at the sandals for sale in the local markets I can understand why they only last … Continue reading We need Shoes!
When Jack and I go to the barn we are on neutral turf. I’m am a student there too, not just mom. We are learning together, sharing our discoveries, opening our vulnerabilities with the hopes of improvement and we are laughing at our mistakes. We are also loving these big horses with a silent understanding … Continue reading Becoming a little bit country.
Last year we discovered good friends were actually rogues using our friendship to devise plans that would shift piles of our money into their personal accounts. One man boasted loudly with pride recently that others should have done to me as he did because now he has a van and eight cows in the village. … Continue reading Kirabo Seeds needs your PRAYERS against rogues.
I blogged a few weeks ago about a story only God could write where a college student went on a mission trip to Uganda and was able to love and hold our baby Kira while we were waiting to have our court date and meet her for the first time. Later she joined YWAM and … Continue reading New Video and Family Photo for Kirabo Seeds
Last weekend at Kirabo Seeds in Uganda we had a special celebration. We invited all of the Jjajjas (grandmothers), Aunties and Uncles of the children to come visit our children’s home and see how they live as well as what we do for them as an organization. Last May when we first gathered up the … Continue reading Feasting and Celebrating in the Kirabo Seeds home
I used to go rollerblading in George Bush Park in the Houston area and I encountered many venomous snakes that crossed my path. A snake would pop out right in front of my skate and I could nearly fall on top of it trying to hop over it. I would scream, hyperventilate, become flushed, get … Continue reading No fear of the dark
Kira is all princess, so it makes great sense that we are staying at the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale. She entered the lobby twirled and if she could use the correct words she would say, “this is my kind of home”. We enjoyed two days of perfect weather and then something happens that hardly ever … Continue reading The Princess at the Princess Fairmont
Who would resist the perfection of the Sonoran desert in early March at a gorgeous resort? Not me. Not Kira. Too bad Craig has to go to work while we are here. It is so interesting to return to Scottsdale. I forgot how much I love the air, the sky, the landscape, the mountains and … Continue reading the birthday of disbelief
One fine day in Uganda we set out to visit jjajjas. They live deep in the village, so far removed from what feels like town. The scene is familiar for me and one I lean in towards with happy anticipation. The city sounds disappear once we head into the hills where tea is grown as … Continue reading Now you will know why I love Uganda.