Saturday, November 08, 2014

7 quick takes, one week late

You know how when you travel, you lose track of your calendar?  Yeah, me too.  So these dates are almost 2 weeks old now, but the days were too full of goodness to skip.

A few weeks ago I stumbled on the story of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe and her work in Uganda with young women who had been taken captive by the LRA and then returned to their communities after the war was "over" (since Joseph Kony is still at large there is some controversy about calling this war over).  The young women suffered severe trauma and on top of that were rejected by their communities upon returning home.  Sister Rosemary is a powerhouse of hope and the documentary Sewing Hope tells her story with heart-wrenching beauty.

I was honored to write on my experience watching the documentary for Think Christian: Sewing Hope with Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe

You can view the documentary here:  Sewing Hope.

Click here to purchase one of the lovely handmade items that the women of Saint Monica's Tailoring School create as the livelihood for themselves and for their children.

This guy's got one and one-third semesters left until he completes his seminary degree.  This has been a killer of a semester and it's ramping up big time to the end of semester crunch.  Good thing he doesn't have anything else going on his life.  (Y'all, that was my New York sarcasm showing right there.)

burning the midnight studying oil

Also, he's one of the hardest working human beings I've ever met.  

I've been meaning to share some of our favorite Paleo posts for a while and finally got around to it Wednesday:  Five Favorite Paleo Recipes My Family Loves
One more thing I could have added is the bone broth we've been making at the beginning of each week.  Sunday or Monday night we roast a chicken and then put the bones in a stock pot with water and any vegetables that we need to use and simmer overnight for broth for the rest of the week.  Talk about using everything!  The broth is a satisfying, comforting lunch for several days.  I totally recommend it.  (also, I'm told, it's full of good nutrition for my poor body)


So grateful for the opportunity to talk about a Christian response to Ebola.  I added a few humble words to the conversation at Think Christian: Balancing vigilence and providence in the face of Ebola

Flew to the Northeast for a long weekend to spend time with some of my favorite people on earth.  So grateful.

On to New York!  There's something about being in my mother's house that brings me instant calm.  This is a gift I do not take for granted.

Today I saw my grandparents.  This is a gift I do not take for granted.

--- Other good words online this week ---

Salt of the Earth: A Christian Seasons Calendar - Beauty. Art. Liturgical time. Perfect. It's been a couple years since I've owned one of these and I'm definitely putting it on this year's Christmas list.   
Becoming Kairi on YouTube:  I'm in kindergarten (preschool actually) understanding Comic-anythings, Cosplay-anythings, but I have lots of friends and co-workers who are all over it.
Pre-order Blood Oranges in the Snow at Over the Rhine:  NEW music from OTR (and Christmas music, even better!)  Listen to the album's premiere streaming at New York Times

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