Ah Michigan… the land shaped like a hand.
But also, it is the land of drinking water straight from the tap, family, driving, longtime friends, four distinct seasons, Supino’s Pizza, Tigers baseball and so many familiarities.
And, it’s my first time back after almost a year in Peru (324 days to be exact). I know that at some point, I will accidentally greet somebody with a kiss on the cheek, or will forget and will put toilet paper in the bathroom trash (Peruvian plumbing typically can’t handle toilet paper), or I’ll mistakenly ask a shopkeeper or waiter for something in Spanish. But nevertheless, it is good to be back – even if it is just for a short 3 weeks.
Jhon, originally uploaded by katherinebruder.
During these next few weeks, I’ll be traveling around, trying to spend quality time with as many friends as possible. I will also of course be sharing. If you’re interested in hearing me share about my experiences during the past 11 months in Lima, I invite you to join me on Sunday, May 6th during the education hour (9am) and worship service (10am) at First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn (600 N. Brady, Dearborn).
Michigan: where God painted the lakes and carved the land to remind us we’re always in the palm of his hand.
Feel the same way I do about this great state? You will want to check out Michigan Awesome. It’s a celebration of hometown love, disguised as a t-shirt company. Both Billy and I sport our Michigan Awesome sweatshirts around Peru!