Category: lifestyle

The Operation Christmas Child Controversy & New Ideas

The Operation Christmas Child Controversy & New Ideas

I recently shared an article on Facebook about rethinking Operation Christmas Child, and it created quite the conversation. Many people were upset … but one friend asked if I had alternative ideas. I do.

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 […]

Saving Sea Turtles with Straws

Saving Sea Turtles with Straws

My 10 year old, Clover, is obsessed with ocean life. She has been since she was 4, which is when she began her intense study of sharks and whales. That love has only grown over time, and as she has learned more she has become […]

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.

The Perfect Work-at-Home Outfits for Spring

The Perfect Work-at-Home Outfits for Spring

I am a yoga pants addict. But recently I had a lightbulb moment that made me change how I dress for working at home. Meet your perfect spring work-at-home outfit!

Oriental Inspired Salad

Oriental Inspired Salad

As an ex-pat living in Haiti, there is a struggle to eat and stay healthy. One of my favorite go-to meals is this super-easy oriental inspired salad that you can use with pretty much any vegetable you can find at the local market.

Beauty & the Beet

Beauty & the Beet

In a day where it seems half the world is aspiring to look like almost not-human, perfect, plastic dolls and the other half is going as natural as possible, what do we think about how our food affects our appearance?

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!

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 …

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