Old thoughts, worth sharing again. It was about a year ago that I—living abroad and far too often expected as a token American to explain US politics—prepared this republication of a Facebook post made back in October of 2012, but I shied away from publishing it. Our missionary organization discourages us from political involvement, and so I again distance myself from that aspect, seeking here only to encourage grace, love, and healing as a nation, regardless of the disagreements that too often and too greatly divide us.
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School started today at the kids’ new school in South Africa. They just weren’t there for it.
I got stumped recently.
That happens a lot as a writer, but I mean this one literally: I was mowing the lawn when I hit a stump.
I really like making things with the kids, especially goofy things we do with our hands and that get us exercise. Add in food, and that’s even better, especially if it’s something we’ll be able to keep doing when we get to Africa.
I’ve made whipped cream with them a few times, and we did that again the other day. I always enjoy watching it transform suddenly from liquid to foam. Reminding the kids that whipping it too long can turn it into butter led to an Internet search, a video, and a desire to make butter ourselves.