The Squatty Potty

Today I am going to discuss the various features of the squatty potty. This may seem odd to you, but it was a special piece of equipment for us in Kenya.

According to Wikipedia:

A squat toilet (also known as an Eastern, French, Turkish, Iranian, Indian or Natural-Position toilet) is a toilet used by squatting, rather than sitting. There are several types of squat toilets, but they all consist essentially of a hole in the ground. The only exception is a "pedestal" squat toilet, which is the same height as a standard flush toilet. It is also possible to squat over standard Western pedestal toilets, but this requires extra care as they are not specifically designed for squatting.

 These can be difficult to get used to but just imagine how difficult it is when there is no electricity! It is the middle of the night you stumble into the bathroom, flashlight in hand, get in the correct crouching position maneuver yourself to get the right aim, hold up your pant legs, and pray that all is well.  This can be an interesting balancing act for girls.


Next to the potty usually is a large bucket of water that is used to help wash down anything that needs to go and clean up any unfortunate misses.


I imagine you are wondering why I bring up these potties? I think that everything can be a teachable moment. So here goes.

  • Without the light of Christ we are lost and often will miss the mark! He lights our paths and shows us the way!
  • Without the washing of our sins we are in a deep trouble. It is the refreshing of the Holy Spirit that gives us the power and strength to work effectively.

 May you appreciate the joy of using your American toilet! If you ever have the privilege of using a squatty potty, don’t be wimpy, go for it!

Father, I know this is a silly post talking about toilets. Thank you for always teaching me even in the most interesting places! Jann


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