Kingdom Come

It’s easy to get discouraged about the state of the world when one looks out and about. Just in the last week or so–Russia is about to invade Ukraine, there was yet another coup in West Africa, the GOP censured literally the two best current members of the party, there’s a full-fledged famine in SomaliaContinue reading “Kingdom Come”

Vertigo

All of this, all of this can be yours Just give me what I want and no one gets hurt –U2, “Vertigo,” How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb One of my least favorite aspects of missionary kid-dom was our family being “special” almost everywhere we went. Except in the rarified world of other missionaries/missionary kids,Continue reading “Vertigo”

If you see U2, give them this letter from me

Dear Friends,  It’s 1984. I’m a little American girl living in Kenya, the child of evangelical missionaries. We have no TV, no radio, no real phone, really, just deliveries from America from time to time, or visits there every couple of years, where we pick up little snippets of the culture. My older sister, onContinue reading “If you see U2, give them this letter from me”