My siblings and I lost our grandpa today, my dad and his siblings lost their dad, and numerous people lost a source of humor, love, and practicality. Over the last couple of months my grandpa’s health had been slowly deteriorating due to Alzheimer’s, a heartbreaking and disastrous disease that strips people of their memories, motor skills, … More And All That Is Left Is His Love.
Always and Never at Home. “Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes When I moved down to Haiti, I was prepared and understood that life would look different in various ways. Hand washing my laundry, limited access to certain resources, and an entirely new language … More Toujou e Pa Janm nan Kay.
“Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.” -John Henry Jowett “Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!” -Psalms … More Sonje Lapli Ki Leve Mayi Ou
“We have to stop seeing ourselves as sinners. In heaven there is no concept of us as sinners. As far as the east is from the west, the Bible says that is how far God has removed our sins from us. He does not remember them. When God sees us, he does not see a … More He Is (Still) Risen.
“Rules are tidy. Grace is messy, unpredictable, unquantifiable. I can hold my life up against a set of rules and easily determine if I’m a good person or a bad person. I can do the same with your life, and I can do it from a distance, without having to mess with relationship and compassion … More Dèyè Mòn Gen Mòn
“We have a saying in Creole I want to teach you. ‘Piti piti na rivé’. That means little by little we will arrive. One step at a time. In Haiti, sometimes they are very very small steps. Sometimes we go backward. But it is important to keep taking steps, even though they are small. Never … More Piti Piti Na Rivé
The Journey Begins. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 There’s less than 2 minutes to go in the fourth quarter and Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are threatening a comeback … More The Journey Begins.
I Get To Do This. “Those who have attained everlasting life in the vision of God doubtless know very well that it is no mere bribe, but the very consummation of their earthly discipleship; but we who have not yet attained it cannot know this in the same way, and cannot even begin to know … More I Get To Do This.
The Way Things Are. “What do you see when you look at the pain and suffering in the world? Do you see a malnourished child – or a future farmer? A child with out schooling – or a potential teacher? Do you see a frightened child huddling in a refugee camp – or do you see … More The Way Things Are.
We all know the cliché “God has a plan for everything” but it’s usually uttered as a means to calm someone or explain away something we believe is unexplainable. Rarely is it followed up with an action item or a desire to understand what that plan is, what it means, and how we can be a part of … More Welcome to R&R