Home again, home again…

Happy January, everyone!

I don’t know how long it has been since I’ve posted, and honestly, I’m not sure I want to know. Someone once told me that time goes faster and faster the older you get because each day becomes a smaller fraction of your life. That makes so much sense to me… And it scares me because I already feel like the weeks are screaming by in a blur of noise and movement. Is Christmas over already? New Year’s, too? Have I been to Africa and back? Yikes. I must be getting old. 😉

But I’m not blogging today to whine about the steady march of days. In fact, the past month has been one of the best of my life, and I’m looking forward to lots of amazing things in 2012! Time might go faster as I get older, but I also feel like my life only gets more and more exciting. Can you tell I’m in a great mood?

Anyway, I wanted to give you a head’s up about a few things that will be happening in my blog world this month. First of all, the release of Far From Here is less than a month away! Wow, that snuck up on me. The next few weeks will be filled with lots of book talk, a blog tour, a radio tour, a few giveaways, and lots of other fun stuff. Stay tuned! Also, I can’t have my life changed in Africa and not talk about it, so I’ll be sharing some highlights from our Liberia trip in the coming days. To say that it was awesome would be an understatement. Awesome and transformational and hard… Wow. I’m still processing.

In the meantime, if you’d like to read the blog posts I wrote in-country, you can check them out here:

We’re here!

Happy New Year!

Day Three!

Pray for JoJo!

Wednesday, January 4

Game Day!

Last Days

Yikes. There are a lot of exclamation marks in that post list… Do you suppose I was happy to be in Liberia? Excitement aside, these journal entries will give you an idea of what we did in Liberia and where One Body One Hope is headed next. I. Can’t. Wait.

I’ll leave you today with a couple of my favorite photos from our time in Africa. This trip was the highlight of my holiday season. How about you? What was the best part of the last month of your life? I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to!

This was taken the very first day we went to the orphanage. In case you can’t tell, I am in heaven.

Meet Abraham. He’s the pastor of the Abide in the Vine church in New Dollo Town on the Firestone plantation outside of Monrovia. I got to spend an afternoon interviewing him about his hopes and dreams for his church and community. I can’t wait to tell you all about him…

This is Elizabeth, one of the younger girls at Christ Our Hope. She was never far from my side! What a beauty. They are all so beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week, and don’t forget to share one of your holiday highlights with me! 🙂




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