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Is Anxiety a Sin?

Is Anxiety a Sin?

Is Anxiety a sin? Growing up because I struggled with anxiety, I felt like a failure as a Christian. I was seriously struggling with fear, anxiety ...
Why It's Hard to Talk About What I Do

Why It's Hard to Talk About What I Do

Sometimes I feel like I'm in the CIA or FBI.  After a long day in my office, sitting through multiple meetings/child interviews,  answering email...
How Does God View Victim/Survivors of Child Abuse?

How Does God View Victim/Survivors of Child Abuse?

How Does God View Victim/Survivors of child abuse? What are some of the words, phrases, or Bible verses that come to your mind when you hear this q...
A Prayer of Lament for Child Safety Workers

A Prayer of Lament for Child Safety Workers

*I was recently asked to share a devotion for the Child Safety Protection Network's Response Team Training. These are my thoughts from that devotio...
Are you home yet?

Are you home yet?

Are you home yet? 4 COVID tests, 2 car rides, 4 airports, 29 hours of international travel during a pandemic, and 14 days of quarantine and I am ...
Life in Africa, During a Pandemic

Life in Africa, During a Pandemic

Living in Africa During a Pandemic I have put off writing this for months, as I’ve struggled to put into words what it’s been like living and ser...
I Stand In Awe

I Stand In Awe

Sometimes I stand in awe of the fact that I am currently in Kenya. 10 years ago I was diagnosed with Agoraphobia... a severe anxiety disorder wit...
African Routine, Acid Burn, and Building Community

African Routine, Acid Burn, and Building Community

Chatting About Child Safety With Students You do child safety, right? What exactly does that mean?”I was sitting in a grade 11/12 dorm doing dorm...
What If...

What If...

What if we taught kids to look at cyberbullying like this? What if we helped them see that the words, photos, actions and things they do onlin...
Christmas In Kenya

Christmas In Kenya

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely holiday season wherever you are in the world. I hope you were able to spend it with f...
Tears in My Eyes

Tears in My Eyes

Tears In My Eyes As we pulled up to the gate, I couldn't help it... tears burst into my eyes. I was overwhelmed with emotions as we finished Afr...
I Made it To Africa

I Made it To Africa

Guess What!?! Nina jifunza kiswahili (translated: "I'm learning Swahili"). Which can only mean one thing.... I've made it to Kenya!  I'm on my la...