Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Other stories

I need to write but without any large tasty rats or random adventures happening I'm low on material. So here are a few other blogs I follow that could be fun for you to read until I get back up to speed:

I mentioned that I ran out to LA for a quick bit and got to spend some time with a friend.  She is an amazing photographer and has some cool picts on her blog that I need to give a shout out to. That's me in the second photo- I'd almost forgotten about it but it made for a great picture. Check it out! Sailor RN

Terril and Amber are fellow missionaries in a different part of Uganda. This is a story that they shared that Beckie and I experience all the time! Schrock and Awe

And then there is the whole Soroti team that I'm missing right now. They look like their having lots of holiday fun. Shaarda News Not everyone in Mandy's pictures are team mates but about half of them are. I'm looking forward to being back with them!

One last one that is a great look at how Uganda's and American's think differently. (I don't condone the language but it is still a well told story.) Iganda? No, Uganda!  How he discusses fatalism seems so accurate to my experience.

I hope that is enough reading for you to stay busy with for a bit..... 3 more weeks and I'll be back in Uganda.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

In the Desert

I'm struggling a bit, feeling disconnected and disjointed... possibly as evidenced by my lack of writing. Or caused by it- correlation or causation?  Anyway, I have four short weeks left in Michigan, though I'm in Indiana as I write tonight. Yesterday I was in California (all of this moving around may have something to do with my feelings of detachment) and had some time in the desert. It snowed, which seems strange as I was just outside of Los Angles but kind of appears fitting as I can't seem to get away from the cold.
I've loved being withso many friends and family and supporters but I'm afraid I've become more of an introvert than before I headed to Uganda (is that possible?!?) and I feel like I need to recharge and decompress or retreat and process but I just don't want to miss out on any time with people. I don't know how to strike a balance. Please just keep praying.  
* Addendum- turns out I was in Illinois. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.