What I Learned in March (2015 edition)

Our month started with snow and is ending with flowers blooming on the trees and beautiful sunny days.   We are slowly counting off our school days trying to catch up on days since our first semester was short.  Our days have a certain rhythm to them-Sat/Mon/Wed: school with all four of my students, Sun/Tues: Work days but also time […]

Wisdom: James Two Verses at a Time (x2)

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver. For a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea tossed to and fro by the wind. Such people […]

When Fear Wants to Creep In

Spring is in the air.  The trees are starting to grow their leaves.  The swing outside beckons me to come and enjoy the sun.  I am excited about spring coming after a long winter.  I won’t have to worry about keeping warm all the time, and hopefully our electricity will improve.  Strawberries are starting to appear in the bazaar, and mangos will follow […]

A Classic, A Biography, and A Just What I Needed

This past month has been perfect for cuddling up next to the warm bukhari (heater) and reading or maybe staying in my warm bed an extra few minutes while I read just one more chapter.  Most people stay up late reading. I am the opposite.  With my husband’s schedule, I am more likely to wake up when he does and read in the morning until […]

Endurance: (James:Two Verses at a Time)

Last week, I started a series called James: Two Verses at a Time where each week I write about what I am learning as a friend and I memorize James two verses at a time.  The verses for this week are James 1:3,4 (NLT) “For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.  So let […]