It was Elliot’s fourth day of going to school. For the first time, he didn’t cry when I dropped him off: just held out his arms to the teacher with a little wobble of his lip. When I came to pick him up, they told me hadn’t cried the whole […]
Tamie Davis is an Aussie living in Tanzania, blogging at meetjesusatuni.com.
Last month The Gospel Coalition ran an article on Jephthah’s daughter. I’m not a regular TGC reader but a number of people sent me the article asking for my opinion on it since I’ve also published on that passage. Considering the interest, I thought I’d give my thoughts on it […]
Flying on Broken Wings, Carrie Bailee Bailee’s autobiography is not told chronologically. We’re piecing parts of her life together as she recalls the memories her brain has wiped out for her own protection. Horrific but not graphic, we learn that from the ages of 4-14 her father abused her in […]
I enter the big post office in town (not this one) with 10 toddler paintings in my hands: butterflies, dinosaurs, a lion, a house, etc. My task is to send them to various people in Elliot’s life who are in Australia, and it’s my first time trying to post something […]
I haven’t read Annabel Crabb’s new book The Wife Drought but I’ve read a couple of articles she’s written on the same premise, that is, that men with big careers are only able to do so because they have a dedicated support staff, a ‘wife’ at home doing the unpaid […]
People ask me about making friends all the time and I say that it’s hard to do. We’re not in a village where I can make friends by collecting water with other women as we watch our children together. We’re in a town and pretty much any woman has a […]
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green Hazel has terminal cancer but she’s not dead yet. She thinks a lot about death until she meets Augustus at a cancer support group and he accuses her of being defined by her cancer. He shares her sense of humour and love of […]