When Elliot requested a digger craft I wasn’t sure what to do so this sort of took shape on the fly. All the little bits of tissue paper provided him with good practice of cutting and pasting without needing a high degree of accuracy. We’re both total suckers for […]
MZUNGU. We hear this all the time. Called out to Elliot in our backyard as people pass by; whispered in a tone of surprise when I walk into a shop where people haven’t seen me before; used as a description when someone answers their phone while at our house and […]
Part one, part two. “This week we are considering the theme of marginalised people in our society because when we read Matthew 1 and the lineage of Jesus Christ, we see several women who are on the margins of Israel but at included for our benefit. Today we will consider […]
From fairies to castles, toilet rolls are so versatile! Elliot adored both of these crafts – for a non-crafty person like myself, toddler craft really is the sweet spot!
Living cross-culturally continues to have it’s surprises and tensions, 2 1/2 years in. Here are some moments that weren’t big enough for a post of their own. (Some others from around this time last year here.) One of the TAFES staff was explaining to us how some of the Associates […]
This week we are reflecting on the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1. On Monday we saw that in this chapter the way women are included is not normal, but God has done this to teach us something using people on the margins. Every society has a place of power […]
Blow it up and let it go, hold it while the air goes out of it, blow that air in each others’ faces, rub your hands on it and hear it squeak, throw it up in the air – this activity just kept on giving as Elliot worked out new […]