Home Improvements (or what can be done when school is on break)

We are enjoying our mid-semester break at RFIS.  It was a busy end to the semester since not only did progress reports and comments need to be prepared but all our desks needed to be packed and moved out so

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Interesting Differences Between Places

I just returned from a visit to Kigali, Rwanda and I am reminded about how different cities can be from one another.  Both my current home in Yaounde and Kigali are vibrant, loud and hilly cities.  But I was immediately

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Love In The Form Of Chocolate

It is well known that there are many languages of love and less than two weeks ago, the 12th grade class at RFIS explored those of sugar and chocolate.  The annual Valentines dance needed a dessert that could be made

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Overcoming Dry Season Deaths (in my garden)

Each year I wonder how many roses or hibiscus will subcumb to dry season.  It is not just not getting water because in theory they do get watered.  But it is the inconsistant nature of that water.

 

IF we

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Tennis Anyone?

Christmas has come and gone and the decorations are packed away for another year.  But the effects of Christmas are still present.  There are the pictures of family around our house that remind us of those we briefly saw.  On

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Finding Joy in the Memories

On December 1st and 2nd I unpacked our Christmas trunks.  As I unpacked I found a host of memories that reminded me of the many opportunities I have to choose joy.

One of the difficult parts of our life here,

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Holding Onto Thanksgiving – It Is Still November!

Even here, in the middle of Africa, Christmas decorations are hung in many homes and the stores are filling with specialty items.  And yet, it is still November and I want to hang on to Thanksgiving just a bit longer.

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Where Can Hope Be Found?

Remember with me the last three weeks. There are no more words to say – just images and tears.

A holocaust survivor survives an anti-semetic attack in a synagouge in Pittsburgh, PA.  As if survivng once was not enough for

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Be Fruitful!

As I walked up to school through the main part of campus (as opposed to  the back door that I usually take) in the rain this afternoon, I noticed how much the trees have grown.  Not only are they growing

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Floors – When Renewing Them Makes Sense.

Sometimes what seems like a good idea just doesn’t work out too well.  That is true with the floors at RFIS.  When the buildings were originally built, there just was not enough money to tile the floors.  So we decided

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