sethrolsen has written 21 posts for Surrender

Do It All Again?

Hi there, I’m Christi, Seth’s wife. I thought it would be fun to jot down some thoughts I’ve been having and share them. I was recently talking to a friend who told me about a survey in which parents were asked, “If you had it to do over, would you have kids again?”. Results were … Continue reading

Midnight Meanderings

My mom once wrote me an email with the subject line: “midnight meanderings”. Beautiful alliteration, Mom! Does your mind just wander when you lie awake or are you focused and alert? I have a friend who swears his best thinking comes after the midnight hour when his wife and kids have long been asleep. I … Continue reading

Adventures of Two

Someone once told me, “You’re not a parent until you have two kids.” With the recent addition of our second son, just under three weeks ago, we are now joyfully able to fill in that box. However, as any mom or dad with a talkative two-year-old would most certainly agree, a more appropriate statement would … Continue reading

Three Things A Man Does Well

I had the unique opportunity today to speak to a roomful of over 200 people, most of whom were young males between the ages of 14-17 years old. Most of these guys are athletes. And in a nation obsessed with sports, athletes are often put up on a pedestal or at the very least looked up to as role … Continue reading

Heavy On My Heart

Three weeks ago, I embarked on a new experience meant for challenge and growth. A friend and mentor agreed to disciple me. Basically, that means we will delve into a deeper understanding of our faith in Jesus and challenge each other throughout the journey. Most of our learning is through lessons based upon Scripture found in the Bible. Each … Continue reading


There’s this problem. Maybe you have encountered it before. It happens when you give something up for awhile and then decide you need it back again. Although, whether you have given it up for a week or a few months, you have forgotten how. We all give certain things up in our lives and either … Continue reading

I’m Back!

I’ve decided to start blogging again after taking a two-month hiatus. I have thoroughly enjoyed the past two months I have spent with my family. We’ve had superb quality time together, taking a pair of four-day trips to Florida and Arizona plus a staycation to Steamboat Springs. My son, Rylan, is developing more and more … Continue reading

Safari at Murchison Falls

Before leaving Uganda, I had the opportunity to go on an afternoon game drive in Murchison Falls National Park. Although we searched for the elusive lion unsuccessfully, we did spot a dozen other beautiful animals. In addition, we drove up to the top of Murchison Falls to see its amazing power on display. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

Good-Bye Uganda

I’ve had a long day travelling in the truck. I am ready to fly out of Entebbe in 5 hours! Seth

One More Day

In an effort to bring you up to speed, allow me to recount the last couple of days. Yesterday, I participated in an activity that brings me great joy: playing football (soccer) with children. Accompanied by Dickson and Jimmy of Divine Waters, we picked up some ingredients to make porridge, soccer balls for entertainment and candy … Continue reading