Spring Cleaning for the Soul

There is something about spring that always has me itching for growth. Like many families, we grew up cleaning out the drawers and closets and attic and all the things at springtime. Purging can be so therapeutic! Over Lent, I challenged myself to clean out a little...
Meal Packing – blessing or burden?

Meal Packing – blessing or burden?

After living in Haiti for just a short time, as we worked with farmers, we learned more and more about the packed meals and how they affect Haiti (and countries like it). If we intend to help those who are in desperate need, it is important that we look at the whole picture and not just what is right in front of us or what our limited life experience tells us.

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 quite the conservationist! We recently...
The Dichotomy of Missions

The Dichotomy of Missions

I think most, if not all, missionaries or humanitarians started out their journey because of a mission or service trip to another country. I know we did, as did many/most of our ex-pat friends living in Haiti. And so, when we give advice that is contrary to what we personally did, it seems contradictory. And yet, it isn’t …

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 – 10 kids...
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