Gratitude Requires Care

I didn’t expect his answer. Something childish and silly, yes. Not this. Moments before, he’d said little-boy goodbyes to our lingering Thanksgiving guests. Then he climbed the curved staircase and stepped into his pajamas, brushed his teeth. A total of twenty-four people had joined the feast in our home. Although extended family couldn’t join us […]

Heading Back to Haiti

I’m heading back to Haiti. June 2009 our family went on a one-week mission trip to Haiti with New Missions to. Some of you remember because you followed along with my blog, traveling with us via cyberspace. Even though we’d done multiple mission trips before, Haiti did something to us. It made us feel uncomfortable, […]

Faces and Hands

I’m a face touch-er. When I say something important or intimate or heart-felt to someone I care about, I sometimes put hand on cheek and look eye to eye.  It’s my way of saying, “This is important” or “I wish you could see what I see” or “I believe in you.” Sometimes when I’m holding […]

3.11.09

Global Food Crisis Day is Wednesday. 3.11.09. If this is news to you, PLEASE STOP READING, and go HERE. I’d rather you spend your minutes watching the video than hanging out on this post. “One child dies approximately every 7 seconds from hunger-related causes.” I don’t know what bothers me more: the fact that this […]