II. The Shepherd and WiFi – A Meditation on Psalm 23 (v. 1b)

I Shall Not Want –  Of Eunice and Celine. (To lack nothing. To have everything one needs.) I have a million-dollar wardrobe. It is a ridiculous collection of almost everything that I’ve laid my eyes on earth that’s taken my breath away. It’s not tons and tons. But it’s quite a bit (eyes averted…). It’s almostContinue reading “II. The Shepherd and WiFi – A Meditation on Psalm 23 (v. 1b)”

I. The Shepherd and WiFi – A meditation on Psalm 23

It’s 4 a.m. and I’m wide awake. I take several very deep breathes to relax my body and mind, hoping to drift back to sweet slumber. But I can tell I won’t soon be falling asleep. I’m learning to tune in to when He wants a hang out with me. I open the eyes ofContinue reading “I. The Shepherd and WiFi – A meditation on Psalm 23”

Ngauga

Ngarana Tata Wangarî wa Magû, Augire atîrî, “Angîkorwo ndûrî Jesû, Ndûrî kîndû ûrî. Angîkorwo ndûi Jesu, Ndûri kîrîa ûî.” Naniî ngauga, “Angîkorwo nîûrî Jesû, Ndûrî kîndû ûtarî. Angîkorwo nîûî Jesû, Ndûrî kîndû ûtoî.” (Calling all Kikuyus: It is lamentable that many Kikuyu are unable to read in their native tongue. I aim to increase KikuyuContinue reading “Ngauga”

Grief Gauntlet

Today marks the end of my annual grief gauntlet. It starts subtly enough with the passing of summer, my favorite season. The weather gets cooler and the days shorter. Then I know it’s time to get my game face on. On September 29th five years ago, my sister passed away from ovarian cancer at theContinue reading “Grief Gauntlet”

I Don’t Need You

“How do you do it?” her new friend gasped incredulously. My kid sister Jackie was at a children’s birthday party and had just shared that she was a single mum. She got this reaction almost every time. This time an extraordinary sense of ownership welled inside her. “I do it just fine with the Lord.”Continue reading “I Don’t Need You”

If You Believe

If you know anything me, it’s my feelings about cows. You can find contributing factors here: https://thukumainen.wordpress.com/2016/10/11/wild-about-cows/. And to think I am married to a man who calls himself a rancher. Very sad. I posted that blog a year ago and my feelings haven’t changed much. Shortly after that, Emma who’d grown up on aContinue reading “If You Believe”