Today, I got a message from a parent telling me about a conversation she had with her son on the way to school this morning. He said: “Mama, my teacher’s the best—you know why? You know, Mrs. Carlson never gets angry, even with so-and-so (read: a challenging student who I won’t name). She stays calm… maybe … More What my students really think of me…
If only each day was actually as productive as these sample schedules make them out to be. No, this is definitely a melding of many days’ activities into one. Sill, we thought it might be fun to share some of the various things we’re doing right now!
It’s basic for now, more content will be added, and I’m sure plenty of tweaks will be made, but the new website for Rwanda Ministry Partners is up and running! I’m thankful to have the bulk of that project completed. Let me know what you think (or if you see any typos/glitches). http://www.rwandaministrypartners.org
I didn’t think I was someone who struggled with change—if you’ve heard anything about my (Natasha’s) family, you know that we were involved with foster care and adoption from when I was ten years old. Dealing with change was an absolute necessity and I thought I had gotten pretty good at adjusting. However, as the … More Visit Home & Return Home
Natasha and I spent the last month or so in the Chicagoland and Twin Cities areas as we were back in the States over KICS’ summer break. It’s was a great time of connection with friends, family, and supporters. We’re thankful for the season to unwind and recharge (more photos of our visit will be … More New Role! Rwanda Ministry Partners
Field day has taken place, autographs have been signed, hugs have been shared, the walls are cleared, and the cupboards are organized again. My first school year in Kigali has officially come to an end. My teaching dreams have finally been fully realized. Have you ever been doing something and thought “this is what I … More First Year of First Grade: What a Great Year!
If there’s a theme to this post, it’s ‘everyday life’ photos – some snapshots of our day-to-day here in Kigali. Enjoy.
Our church in Kigali has been a great blessing to us. It’s a community that has welcomed us, it’s a place where we consistently hear the word of God preached, a place to serve, and it’s a space to worship with our new neighbors. It’s obviously different from our sending church in the States where … More Places & Podcasts
December We returned to Illinois and Minnesota over our Christmas break. Since I already had to come back to the U.S. for a school trip (see below), it made sense to visit friends and family as well. We’re very thankful to have connected with many of you! Highlight: meeting our nephew, Soren James Carlson, who … More A recap of travels & staying put
I used to go skiing several times a week while in high school (I worked at a small ski resort in Minnesota). My time on the slopes lessened in college as I moved to the even flatter state of Illinois, but I still made trips out to Colorado now and then. Now, I live in … More Sub-Saharan Skiing