Daily Prompt: Expert

via Daily Prompt: Expert It has been said that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert. I should be an expert parent by now, having parented 24/7 for over 12 years. I should be an expert nurse, having worked over 1,000 hours a year (and much more) for 20 years. I should be an…

If Necessary Use Words

We have invested 20 years into a little part of Haiti, all because we are part of the same family: the family of God. We are all worthy, each of us: Haitian and American, black and white, young and old, rich and poor.

How do you say it?

If you are going to walk around telling all your friends about this amazing blog, I want you to speak Creole like a boss and pronounce it correctly! Listen to this.

Friendship and Service

“The greatest of friendships are forged in the service of others.” When we talk about missions and travel to tough countries like Haiti, I feel that people often think sacrifice, danger, inconvenience, uncomfortable… I want to help you add a new description to mission trips: friendship. It seems unlikely, yet some of my truest, most…

The Travesty that is Haitian Healthcare

We complain a lot about American Healthcare, I do too… deductibles, the ridiculous price of medication, the annoyance of multiple medical bills that come in the mail. In Haiti the lack of healthcare is so much more than an inconvenience- it is a life and death situation. Imagine you are flat broke, with no income…

The Things We Worry About

On a day to day basis I worry about a lot of things.  Will Nathan actually grow up unaffected from living on a diet of cheese and crackers, grilled cheese and peanut butter bread?  Will Ket drive to work (2 miles away) without crashing the car and hurting herself?  Will we finally find a way…

Let’s start at the very beginning

I mentioned that we joke about ‘Sak pa la’ a lot in Haiti, usually when people miss out on food. But in life it’s so much more than missing out on treats.  It’s not being brave enough to try something new, so you miss out- sak pa la.  Not going on a mission trip because…

Let’s do this thing

As I am being challenged lately to write I had a fortuitous event. While commenting on an excellent blog post by Pastor Nate I accidently logged into this well-intentioned but never-started blog. So here goes, post #1 I have been spending some time reflecting lately on the regrets I seem to dwell on from the…

It’s time to do this.

As I am being challenged lately to write I had a fortuitous event. While commenting on an excellent blog post by Pastor Nate I accidently logged into this well-intentioned but never-started blog. So here goes, post #1 I have been spending some time reflecting lately on the regrets I seem to dwell on from the…