Elliot was given a collection of Dr Seuss books for Christmas. I chose, Oh the places you’ll go! to read to him first because it seemed appropriate for a Third Culture Kid. As it turned out, I found it pertinent to myself too.
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
We got officially ‘commissioned’ last night. We made some promises about going to Tanzania and God’s people laid hands on us and prayed for us.
Interview with Senior Minister of St Matt’s David Bassett
Here are some of the highlights: Read more
A few years ago, I wrote a series for this blog on weakness. I was coming at it from feeling reasonably competent in the tasks given to me and trying to work out if that was OK. My question wasn’t about whether I was competent enough to do what God had asked but about whether I was weak enough to bring God glory.
Now, nine months away from heading to another country and whole other culture, my issues are completely different. Because pretty much all my competencies are called into question by this new context. Read more
As preparation for St Andrew’s Hall, where we will spend five months preparing with CMS for our move to Tanzania, I’m reading Duane Elmer’s Cross Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility. It’s a challenging read, not because it’s stuff I don’t know but because there are so many layers to mine in my own life. Read more
We’re heading back to Adelaide for Dec-Jan. I’m excited about seeing Arthur’s brother get married; Christmas; being there for my littlest sister when she gets married; preaching at our home church; writing talks for Grace Conference; CMS Summer Encounter; and celebrating our birthday with Red Twin before her big move!
With the summer approaching, I’ll be taking a break from blogging until early February. I might pop in every now and then with a thought or two, but not the regular-every-second-day type thing I’ve upheld over the last few months.
Meanwhile, Arthur tells me he has all sorts of ideas bubbling away in his head so our blog won’t be dormant. Stay tuned for that and make sure you add us to your RSS feed!
See you in the new year!
“Mission is all about going, very little about doing and everything about being.” Naomi Reed spoke on this quote at CMS SA’s Summer Encounter in January this year. For the last 10 months, it’s been rolling around in my head and I re-listened to her talk on this last week. Read more