New Perspectives

The New Normal

God’s greatest blessing in my life, a realization conveniently coordinating with the anniversary of being in Senegal for five months, is the feeling of normal. My good friend and mentor Melinda once shared the insight that we are constantly recreating what is “normal” for us. If every six months or so you decide what your … Continue reading



When I joined the peace corps I had a few “typical” images in my mind of what it would be like: living in a hut with a thatch roof, feeling/being isolated, going without a real shower for the extent of my service, missing my friends and family, eating weird food/not getting enough nutrition, and of … Continue reading