I have been back in Tulsa for 3 months now and already I have directed a women’s conference, gotten engaged, and written the entire 22 page research section for my Senior Paper. My life is crazy. Crazy Awesome! Alas, this is the reason for my lack of blogging. But alas, I am blogging once more, inspired by one of my dear chaplains Grace. You should totally check out her blogs. They are so much more thought provoking then mine. But alas, to compare oneself to another is to degrade the uniqueness within humanity.
The African Children’s Choir visited my church and I saw them perform live on Wednesday! This is so exciting to me because I first saw them on American Idol 2 years ago when I went to Zambia on a mission trip. When I got back to the states I missed African music so much that I bought their CD.
I think I sat there with a huge smile on my face for the entire time they performed. I loved it. It brought me back to Africa, to the children we taught and played with, to the little girl Martha who wiggled her way into my heart. And as if seeing them perform wasn’t enough, 3 of the girls stayed in our home for 2 nights! It was wonderful. Once again I was Auntie Lisa. And once again I had to interpret their “Africanized” English. I got a little taste of a culture that is not my own and I loved it!
I want to travel a lot of places, but I definitely want to visit more places in Africa, and if I’m going over there anyway, I think it should be with the purpose of helping. If you’re going to a place of poverty, disease, and hunger, then why not do something about it while you’re there?! It makes sense to me anyway.
Pictures to come…
I have officially entered the world of blogging! The idea came this morning when I thought, “Hm, having a blog might be fun… something creative to do with my time” My next thought was, “Wait, I don’t have time for a blog.”
In conversation with Josh this evening I mentioned my idea to him. He said, “Yeah, you should.”
And that was all it took! I say, “Why not?! Try something new, right?”
So maybe I will have no readers and feel rejected. Or maybe my family and friends (who, unfortunately, I’m not so good at staying in contact with) will be able to “followlisa”