Cultural Context & Purple Hibiscus

Growing up, I knew some church holidays were based on a pagan celebration. Clearly, Jesus wasn't born on December 25th with a Christmas tree in the manger. This year, I just learned that Easter is not, in fact, aligned with Passover, but is celebrated on the first full moon after the spring Equinox. I get … Continue reading Cultural Context & Purple Hibiscus

Embracing Culture Shock

Frank and I are on a movie-watching roll and saw Silver Linings Playbook last weekend. I cringed through the entire movie. The drugs! The fighting! The social awkwardness! Yikes!! Frank thought it was hilarious. While the details are different, the film itself reflected his life growing up in Philadelphia in a loud, feisty, passionate family. Growing … Continue reading Embracing Culture Shock