Stories about kenya

India is in My Hair.

It's Tuesday morning where I'm at right now, and the fragrance of India is in my hair. Though I wash it daily with scents of flowers and vanilla, the...

What Do We Say to a Kid in Kenya?

My friend Mindy and I finished teaching the kids at a school in a remote Kenyan village, and then asked, "Do you have any questions you'd like to ask...

Joy (Advent)

A tiny bird named Benjamin Tit is sharing the secret of joy today - a tiny bird made from a tree that smells like roses when it's being cut...

Hope (Advent)

The heart rests on two picture books, the glow of a candle calling out its design. It was a treasure found in Kenya on one of my latest journeys....

A Fine Day for You to be God

My hands felt so empty. I wanted to snatch her from the slum and be her safekeeping, to build a big house and take away all longing, to make...

Shoot like a Girl | We Walk

Day 53: Bungoma, Kenya. I ran in Kenya. With Kenyans. It was a fundraiser for water cisterns to be placed at the Madeleine School – a first for the...

What is the Color of Christmas Lights.

My precious brother Wycliffe, I am so thankful for your friendship. I know we live worlds apart – you in a remote village in western Kenya and me in a...

Shoot like a Girl | Diamond (#31days)

Day 31: Parking lot. “Wow, that photo. It’s beautiful – it looks like diamonds.” A filmmaker friend said that as he glanced through the images on my phone this...

Shoot like a Girl | Fly (#31days)

Day 25: Bungoma County, Kenya. They sat on the sofa, looking cautiously at the cameras ready to take in every spoken word and subtle nuance of their story. He...

Shoot like a Girl | Hope (#31days)

Day 16: Nairobi, Kenya We walked through the dusty streets of the slum, the trash dancing to find a home beneath our feet. There was a lonely ache that...

Shoot like a Girl | Welcoming (#31days)

Day 6: Bungoma County, Kenya. “How tall are you?” I asked the man who seemed to reach to the sky. “I believe I am five feet, yes,” he responded....

Shoot like a Girl | Crayon (#31days)

Day 2: Bungoma County, Kenya. In every meeting, there is the moment. The look, the word, the pause that disrupts my world and strips my soul of itself. We...