Beautiful Things

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Snapshots: life life life

Here's the last few weeks through my eyes:

My sister, Dorcas!

Doin' laundry

Being laughed at for doing laundry

brushing our teeth, African style!

Jonas, being... Jonas
The rainstorms are just beginning!

Dorcas cooking dinner in a torrential downpour!

It was beautiful, and an amazing break from the heat!

Dorcas told me to stay in the house...

and I snuck out!

because it was downright gorgeous outside!

We ate this guy for dinner.


My family bought a new oven!
and you may be picturing something like this:

But a girl from our church came by one morning and started putting this guy together:

In addition to a new oven, we made some new outfits too:

It's been a full couple of weeks and God is showing me what joy can be found in the simplest things, like dinner under a mango tree, lightning storms spread across the sky, and water fights doing the dishes.

Tomorrow morning, Holly and I leave for Burkina Faso to explore with Rod and Angelika. 
More adventures are ahead, which means more awesome things to be shown!

Bon Dimanche!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I have pictures that need to make their way onto this blog. Sunday. I'll do that Sunday.     

For now, I just wanted to share this little ditty:

100 (a psalm of thanksgiving)

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth!
Worship the Lord with gladness.
Come before him singing with joy.

Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
He made us, and we are his.
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the Lord is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation.

oh, yes, and before I forget... Monday, Holly and I are taking a little jaunt to Burkina Faso with Rod and Angelika. So there really will be lots to fill you in on! Blessing, blessing, blessings, friends!