Category: journal

Meal Packing – blessing or burden?

Meal Packing – blessing or burden?

Six years ago today, our family woke early, got dressed, and excitedly rushed out the door to do something good for a place that was becoming very near to our hearts. We, along with a group from our church and hundreds of other people, arrived […]

Education & Emotions

Education & Emotions

I have spent the last few weeks reviewing applications, talking to parents and kids, and laying the groundwork for our Education Initiative. The first two years were sort of just done as a combo … People gave to the fund, we sent kids to school […]

gap-dwellers

gap-dwellers

… we live in the distance, between two worlds: Our roots are stuck in America, where we grew up with privilege and ease. But our hearts are stuck in Haiti, where we get the privilege of knowing the oppressed, developing our understanding of the world’s injustices, and deepening our faith.

Why we gotta be so divisive?

Why we gotta be so divisive?

I was recently accused of being anti-adoption. Anyone who really knows me knows how ridiculous that is to say. But have you noticed that these days it seems like if you are FOR this or that cause, somehow you’re automatically AGAINST something else? I don’t understand why the world today is so divisive!

Whatever happened to sisterhood?

Whatever happened to sisterhood?

There are thousands of examples around the globe, and throughout history, of women coming together. Yet in America, and even the mission field, we see so much shaming and competition. Whatever happened to sisterhood?

Unexpected Paths

Unexpected Paths

Four years ago today, we said goodbye to our Nashville home for what we thought was a 1-month trip to Haiti …

Lent Goals

Lent Goals

Y’all. Lent could not come at better time! Ok – not that there’s a choice on when it comes around, but I NEED LENT right now in the worst way. It has been a season of busyness, heavy emotions, and stress. I have found myself […]

BIG BIG Feelings

BIG BIG Feelings

If Oprah makes you cry, or you laugh a little a little louder, sink a little lower, pray a little harder, get stomach-turning anxious a little more, or get giddy over the smallest things … this is for you!

Why I Started River + Loaves

Why I Started River + Loaves

I have always had a love of beautiful things. My mom will tell you the story of being a tiny girl placed on the floor of the babysitter’s house, only to lift my hands and cry out “ew dirt!” in horror. I like my surroundings […]

From the Girls: 5 Things We Want You to Know

From the Girls: 5 Things We Want You to Know

Life here means we are far away from everything we knew – here are a few things the girls want you to know about life away from home …

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