Tagged with Generosity

What’s in Your Lunchbox?

What’s in Your Lunchbox?

One morning before school, Alexander, our newest kindergartener, was fiddling with Egyptian coins and thinking through options at the school canteen. His eyes lit up when he realized he could buy a milk box … maybe chocolate, maybe strawberry, or maybe banana! He looked up and asked, as if he had a revelation. “Mom, how … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Tahya Masr

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Tahya Masr

God, Generosity is honorable. It is also symbolic. It can be a show. Make real and valuable its recent initiative. Tahya Masr was the campaign slogan of now-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. It translates, ‘Long live Egypt,’ and centered his focus on the importance of the nation. During his campaign Sisi asked for sacrifice, promised two … Continue reading

Unintended Recipients of Generosity

Unintended Recipients of Generosity

‘Make sure your kids come to Sunday School tomorrow,’ their teacher told Julie. Snug in bed, my wife ignored her first call at 10:45pm, but then picked up on her second effort at 11:00. Egyptians are well known as night owls, though they don’t usually call us so late. ‘There will be special visitors,’ she … Continue reading