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Tamie Davis

Tamie Davis is an Aussie living in Tanzania, writing at

Transition playlist

One evening last week as we prayed at bedtime, Elliot said to me, “I think ‘We’re all in this together’ should be the theme song for this transition.” The next morning as Callum snuggled into bed with me, he whispered, “What about ‘Livin’ on a prayer’ for the transition, Mama?” […]

Re-membering songs

On our last home assignment, when I felt dismembered and displaced, God put me back together through some precious songs, especially one that reminded me of who he says I am. While our dear friend Will has offered us the prayer that, “May this return be as good as that […]

A great resource: Looming Transitions

In conjunction with the other resources I’ve put together for TCKs, our calendar, our farewells, our transition journals, and our practice of lament, we are using some activities from Amy Young’s book Looming Transitions: Twenty-Two Activities for Families in Transition as we prep for our repatriation to Australia. It’s a […]

Transition journals

A while back, as we began to think about how to prep for our big move, Arthur and I went to a Missions Interlink online seminar on helping TCKs enter Australia. One of the things they recommended was transition journals, so we duly went out and bought some. The journals […]

Farewell tour

As we prep for our big move, we have just returned from a 10 day trip around Tanzania. We called it our ‘farewell tour’. Though we will have farewells in Dar, our life in Tanzania has been broader than that and we needed to say goodbye to people and places […]