Embrimaoma

Embrimaoma is a Greek word that means moved, stirred, and angry. Embrimaoma is the opposite of apathy, it means you are moved to care. Pain moves us to care. Most great movements in history were started by pain. I still remember the pain I felt first seeing the conditions in Haiti. As I walked into…

The Command to Go

Last week I had the incredible honor to meet the Provost of the American University of the Caribbean in Les Cayes, Haiti. Paul grew up in Haiti, he even attended university there then moved to the US for graduate school. He met his wife and raised his family in Indiana. He was a self-proclaimed ‘soccer…

Moments

This team met a simple need at the guesthouse by creatively building tables from pallets, Pinterest: Haiti Style. They work under sub-par conditions; heat, bugs, dirt, limited materials and tools yet, for their service to the kingdom they too will receive their crowns of glory. Mama Wis comes to me with swollen, arthritic knees telling…

Choose Haiti

Choose Haiti so a three day old baby can live. Leekson was born with serious internal deformities, yesterday he had an emergency diverting colostomy.  His life was saved. It will be a long road but his mother is thrilled that today she was able to breastfeed him again. That surgery? $230 Choose Haiti so Gardine,…

Coming to America

He arrived seven years ago today, a gregarious 19 year old ready to take on the world. He had only a suitcase of clothes and a visitor visa. We didn’t know how it would work, but we were ready to try.

The Way God Works

Can I tell you a story? A story of God’s sovereignty? Without cheating and using the dictionary I’ll tell you my definition of sovereignty: knowing all, orchestrating every detail. A year ago my 18 year old daughter decided she wanted to go to Haiti with her friends. We began to build a team of girls…

The Comfort of Friendship

​In 2003 a friend and co-worker asked me if she could come to Haiti with me. I was shocked, no one had ever asked before. I reluctantly agreed, worried about what she would think. Every trip to Haiti I’m so very grateful she took the risk to come to Haiti. Amy works so hard behind…

Weeds and Seeds

What are you planting? Yesterday I was listening to a Dave Ramsey podcast and I had to pull over on the side of the road to take notes. Side note, following the ‘Baby Steps’ is worth it, ‘living like no one else’ is awesome! So Dave Ramsey challenged me with this: Think about what you…

Spirit lead me

Two weeks ago I was walking around a vintage fair and found this bracelet that said ‘fear not’.  It was at a booth of gorgeous jewelry created by Genesis One Designs. I wanted to get one more because two is better than one right? So I chose this gold tone one that says ‘spirit lead me’….

What are you Supposed to be Doing?

This comes up often at my house with my little boy. He is a bit like his momma and gets easily distracted by screens of all sizes! So I frequently have to re-direct him back to his homework or chores, “Nathan, what are you supposed to be doing right now?” But I understand how easy…

Cherished

This weekend I had the opportunity to bond with friends old and new at my church’s Women’s Retreat. The theme was Cherished, which was so timely for me at this stage in life. About three months ago I was introduced to a new book that focused on determining how you want to feel versus what you…