I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook, really all social media. I love that I don’t seem so far away when I can see what is happening with my friends and family. I get to see new babies and weddings, watch my nieces and nephews grow up, and laugh at daily happenings through status updates. […]
Belgian waffles with strawberry compote and whipped cream …eggs, sunny-side-up with bacon and whole-wheat toast…granola…spaghetti? Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day by far, but here in Haiti, they have a few options I’d never considered.
I was convinced that my English students were trying to pull one over on me when […]
Recently we listened to a sermon entitled “The Faith of Abraham.” I really hoped it wasn’t going to be about the time God told Abraham to offer his son Isaac as a burnt offering. I don’t like that story very much. It makes me uncomfortable, especially since we’ve lost a child. It pierces me to […]
Drivers in Kinshasa are crazy! There just aren’t any rules and no one really listens to the police. Whenever there is a stretch of open road, people feel it’s their right to drive there. They’ll drive on the wrong side of the road, or on a sidewalk, or in a ditch… really anywhere they can […]
“Green means go. Yellow means slow down. Red means stop. Green means go…” The chanting from the back seat reminds me that my children don’t know what stop lights are. We are back in the US for the first time in two years, and my kids (5, 3, and 2) remember almost […]
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” –– Matthew 11:28
Everyone can think of a time in their lives that has been stressful, tiring, and just plain hard. We all hit that point where we wonder whether we really can keep going. I got to that […]