While in Kenya, I also went to a dump in Nakuru. It was beautiful and heartbreaking all at the same time. I mean, can you imagine making your home at the dump among all the trash and scavenger birds? I couldn't. I can't. Click over to Petit Elefant and read about these lovely people and the biggest thing they taught me.
I've been quite absent around here lately. I do apologize for that. I went to Kenya last month, and it seems I haven't been able to get my life back together again. It's been busy, busy, busy with teaching in our discipleship school, school activities, and just life.
I had an incredible time in Kenya. We've had a group of interns with us at Ten Thousand Homes in South Africa for a year. The last part of their year was traveling to Uganda and Kenya to serve with some other projects. I went to visit them and see how they were doing and also connect with our friends at those projects. It really was an incredible time. Any time I get to go to East Africa is a treat.
Our friends in Nairobi live and work in the third largest slum in the world. It is always a treat to stay there and observe and participate in life as they do it. It challenges me every.single.time. Please head over to Petit Elefant to read what it's like to live in the third largest slum in the world, even just for a week, and place your comments there. The people are beautiful, and I want you to know all about them!
It took me a long time to get through this book but not because I didn't like it. Rather, it was because I was savoring it. The words on these pages aren't for a quick read. They're words that you need to ponder, absorb, and let settle into the deep recesses of your heart.
We all want to be brave men and women. I love how the author emphasizes that, because of God's grace, we already have the tools we need to be brave. We just have to utilize them.
The section of the book that impacted me the most was when she talked about grace. "Honesty about our failure is the key to courage." Isn't that the truth? Giving ourselves grace when we've messed up is one of the most courageous things we could do, and giving ourselves grace is saying that we can't fix it on our own. We need God's help in our lives. What a great place to be!
This book is one of those that would be excellent as a study book. The end of each chapter presents the readers with their daily brave challenge. It's the opportunity to go deeper with what we've just been presented with.
If you're looking for a book to help you go deeper in your walk with God, then I definitely recommend this book. It will challenge you to be a person that walks through life bravely. We all want to be brave, right?
Disclosure: I received this book for free from Tyndale House in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Nestled down in Cape Town is a colony of penguins. Surprised? I was the the first time I found out about them. I'm sharing over at Petit Elefant about these curious creatures and where to spot them!