The Faces of Haiti

reflections on a mission trip to Haiti

His face was smudged with dirt.  He wore a red and blue striped shirt and no pants. When I stepped off the truck, he immediately engaged me in a childlike version of patty cake.  Because of the language barrier, I used only my hands to show him the mechanics of how to cross our arms […]

3 Qualities of a Great “Neighbor”

loving your neighbor

I once had a neighbor who worked full time during the days, and I was a stay-at-home mom. Our paths hardly ever crossed for conversation, until I realized she got the mail at the same time every day.  Instead of rushing to the mailbox moments after the postman delivered my mail in the middle of […]

Do you want to be Known?

A review of Michele Cushatt's new book, I Am

If I’m honest, I will tell you there is a hidden part of me that often screams like a two year old trying to get her parent’s attention, “Look at me! Do you see me? Are you proud of me?”  I wish I didn’t have this deep-seated, self-centered, approval-seeking character flaw. Wish even more I […]

My Word for 2017: Trust

One word focus for the year

A few years ago I was inspired by author and speaker, Mary DeMuth who wrote about choosing one word for the year to be her inspiration and focus.  (Here’s Mary’s word for this year) I also found this website called OneWord365 a website dedicated to the pursuit of finding one word each year to guide […]