Gerrianne Pennings

1 story every 24 hours | 365 stories written by a 24-year-old



Day 349 & 350 – White

Yesterday morning I woke up on the edge of Uganda's biggest national park. The sun rose with its orange, warm glow over the endless fields of green. For the first time in a long time, I woke up in a... Continue Reading →

Day 322 – About feeling anxious and self care

Pff, I'm tired. I should be all energized from my leave and ready to get back into work. But maybe I am not. But just a couple texts from a friend already make such a difference. And while I am... Continue Reading →

Day 304 – Desire

It's strange how in the moments that you feel like you have enough, that God provides you with more than you asked for.  Okay, maybe that needs a bit of explaining. Every morning, at least when I am in Kampala,... Continue Reading →

Day 291 – Place in this world

​Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father's family, and go to the land that I will show you...I will bless you... and you will be a blessing to others.  Genesis 12:1-2 I got a text today from a... Continue Reading →

Day 242 & 243 – Communion of brokenness

How do you live with your own broken heart?  We all have them and all fear them. We all struggle with our daily brokenness, just as much as we try avoiding it.  At least I do. All the time. Pretend... Continue Reading →

Day 206 – Blindness to my daily miracles

There is a fine balance between living by the day and planting a tree for future generations. If you would just live based on today, you wouldn't see a reason to plant that tree. But if you would only live... Continue Reading →

Day 198 – Season of brokenness

Easter weekend is almost over. These past 4 days went by so fast. Beforehand I was really looking forward to having a couple days of rest. Days to let everything of the first weeks of Uganda life sink in. Yesterday... Continue Reading →

Day 195 – Good Friday thoughts

It's Friday. The most special Friday of the year. But also the hardest, most emotional, beautiful and unreachable. Normally I would spend this day at school and then go to church in the evening. I even spend it once walking... Continue Reading →

Day 184 – Only one thing is needed

Work life has now really started. The office has more people walking around again and my tasks are getting more concrete. I will go out into the field this week to, so if there are no more blogs until Saturday,... Continue Reading →

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