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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Many Villages::Sometimes It’s Uncomfortable

This past semester I took a course on Cross-cultural counselling. Part of the coursework was a weekly journal reflecting on anything I’ve learned, thought about, or found challenging from the course material. I decided to post parts of these reflections in a weekly series called “Many Villages”. In class we watched a Grey’s Anatomy video … Continue reading »

Categories: awkward, Canada, customs, family, india, love | 4 Comments


Unexpected by Ann Weems Even now we simply do not expect to find a deity in a stable. Somehow the setting is all wrong: the swaddling clothes too plain, the manger too common for the likes of a Savior, the straw inelegant, the animals, reeking and noisy, the whole scene too ordinary for our taste. … Continue reading »

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Adoption Update: Assigned a RIPA!

I’m excited to announce that we have been assigned an adoption agency in India (R.I.P.A.)! In other words, the Indian government (CARA) has passed our file along to an agency in the state our child will be from…..Andhra Pradesh! This means that sometime in the next two years, we’ll be matched with a child living … Continue reading »

Categories: adoption, celebrations, family, india, kids, love | 5 Comments

Tales From A 20 Hour Sleep Study

I’d like to tell you about my sleep study! But with Instagram and the rest of the Internet changing their privacy policies left,right and centre, I’m gonna wake up one day and find that someone printed this blog and made it into a best-seller. (HA!). Speaking of this blog being a best seller, before I … Continue reading »

Categories: awkward, life, science, sleep | 3 Comments

Day of Silence

Please join me in respectful silence and fervent prayer for the families and victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. As well, let’s remember the victims of Hurricane Sandy, Typhoon Bopha, the shootings in Colorado and Toronto, the war in Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the many other tragedies that have happened … Continue reading »

Categories: injustice, kids, life, love, neighbours | 1 Comment