summer report

A little update for my first post back on the blog. Since I last posted, I moved out of my house in Atlanta, said goodbye to friends and church family there, brought my things to Kentucky, got ready to go work a summer of camp, worked a summer of camp (more on that below), returned back to Kentucky, attended an end-of-summer retreat in Alabama, drove over to Georgia to visit friends there, came back to Kentucky… and am now seeing friends and family and preparing for the move to Germany. I leave in 18 days!

It was an awesome summer with PASSPORTkids! camp.

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november favorites

A few favorites from this month…

1. This vegetarian chili recipe…which I’m recreating from memory:
-2 small yellow onions (chopped)
-2 cloves garlic (minced)
-1 yellow and 1 green bell pepper (chopped)
-1 can kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
-1 can cannelini beans (“)
-2 cans black beans (“)
-2 cans stewed tomatoes
-cumin, chili powder, salt (all to taste – I was heavy on the chili powder and lighter on the others)
-canned chili peppers in adobo sauce (1 or 2 peppers, depending on how hot you like your chili, a spoonful of the sauce)

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surprising myself

So, this is maybe more personally reflective than I normally get on my blog… Click “back” now if you’re not up for rambling.

I’ve had two instances recently in which I was asked about my future (not the distant future, but the future that is nearer than I realize). On reflection, I’m surprised with how different my responses were. Maybe in the process of writing this blog, I will gain some insight regarding “what in the world” I am doing with my life.

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things i’ve learned in seminary (pt. 1)

Long time no post. Things have been pretty intense with this week being finals/papers-due week. The to-do list is wrapping up nicely, but I’m in for a long couple of days leading up to my one (and only) exam on Friday. That means that I am finished with my first year of grad school in 2 days!

I originally planned that this blog would be about ordinary life – the things I do and learn – but I realize that I mostly blog about crafts and food, and less about thoughts. I don’t have any recipes to post today, because I’ve been living on toast, spinach salad, m&ms and coffee. So… because the semester is coming to an end, and school-work is on my mind, I thought I’d share a little bit about what I’ve been thinking/writing/learning lately. This will be the first in a series of maybe 3-4 posts on “Things I’ve Learned in Seminary.” 🙂

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besu hulu hone…

…all happened because of Him

These are the Amheric words on the bracelet made by my Ethiopian friend/little brother, Sami. He gave me the beaded bracelet last week at Selah Vie. Selah Vie was a retreat for Passport Camp summer staffers, Student.Go summer missionaries, and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Collegiate Congregational Interns. About 150 young adults came together after a summer of ministry to share, reflect, worship, celebrate, and engage in theological conversations about the good work of God we got to join in this summer. We brought a wide range of experiences and perspectives from our summers, and it provided helpful space for processing my experience with Passport Kids.

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