I have a sweet friend who tried to ship us a box of goodies and delights. Much to her chagrin, the cost to ship us the 10 pound box rivaled a car payment. It’s really difficult to get certain items to us, thanks to the confines of overseas shipping to the tip of Africa. Continue reading
South Africa’s history is legendary. Oscar Pistorius was also…legendary. This news article is both insightful and powerful. Oscar Pistorius: the end of the rainbow.
“It will take a miracle.” That was our reply last year, when people asked if we would return from Africa to see Jackson graduate from high school. Continue reading
In John 2, Mary shows us that being the mother of the Christ, the savior of the world, is sometimes like being the mother of a high school valedictorian. She’s gotten a sneak peak at what is to come. And she’s bursting with motherly pride. Continue reading
These are conversations I’ve had in the past few days. When I reflect on all that has changed in the last year, from suburbia to South Africa, these conversations highlight the difference.
“It’s her birthday. She got into a fight and stabbed three girls.” “Is she in jail?” “What? No, of course not, she’s here.”
“You can park there safely. The gangsters won’t bother you.” Continue reading
As the teams were announced, the Masi team pulled out these jerseys to use. Pickerington Soccer. You might think this is no big deal. Continue reading
We are totally addicted to the random blessings. Enjoy!
Have you met our newest family member? It’s Hudson’s cat we named Zulu. He’s all black with a little white spot on his neck. He likes plastic bags. I thought we were pretty clever with the name Zulu, until we had some friends over to the house who, are in fact, Zulus.
When they asked about the cat’s name, we told them Zulu and they looked puzzled. So, we’ve given Zulu a nickname, should the need arise.
Meet Zulu “Richard Parker” Quist.
Our apologies to Yann Martel.
“Isaiah said, “arise and shine”. When we only love people who love us back or help people that return the favor, we are reflecting rather than shinning. But when we love those who hate us, give to those can’t repay us, or bless those who curse us, we are not reciprocating but shining. We prove we have a source within us that is not dependent on the world around us, to impact the world through us, to draw the world to us so they can seek The Lord with us.”-Kris Vallotton