Kigali

express yourself.

Most days, give me a pen (I am a big fan of the thin, sharpie color pens), paper, and a cup of coffee and I’m good to go. I sit. I think. I ponder. I pray. Suddenly, like smooth rocky rivers, innumerable words rush onto pages; a collaborative, collision of ideas fall upon my mind […]

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the valley of ukwezi

Poplar Street; Norfolk Street; 44th Avenue; Rifle Street; Iran Street; Veasey Hall; Umubuga Village; Gacuriro Sector; Otero Place. Just to name a few. I’ve lived in all sorts of different kinds of places; the American Suburbs, early 90’s neighborhoods in Denver, vintage college dormitories, newly furnished campus apartments, tin-roofed homes in Rwanda’s countryside, and castle-esque […]

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and yet.

I see the work of your hands, galaxies spinning a heavenly dance God, all that you are is so overwhelming… I delight myself in You, captivated by your beauty I’m overwhelmed by You. God, I run into your arms, unashamed because of mercy  There is no one more beautiful. –Big Daddy Weave, Overwhelmed * I […]

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three lessons.

Lesson One: You are a small piece of the puzzle (keep humble, my friend). The afternoon brought me back to an incredibly familiar Kigali road. I don’t know the name exactly, but it’s the one wedged between the blue, yellow, and green AMAHORO (translated directly as ‘peace’) Stadium and the colorful, eclectic, and over packed […]

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rendered speechless

ME: “Where will you be in 10 years?”  DATE #1: “Drinking Malibu.” ME: “Describe America in one word.” DATE #2: “Cool.” ME: “Well…have a fun night!” DATE #7: “Wow! I’m just so happy….Wow…..Okay….Thank you….this has been so fantastic…” * Um. Please gain some self-control and do not get the wrong idea here, sir. These were […]

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