• And if not, He is still good.

    A few months ago I was reading Daniel 3, the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. I’ve heard this story dozens of times, and it always makes me think of flannel boards from old Sunday School days (anyone else remember those?). The story is set in Babylon, and essentially King Nebuchadnezzar made a decree that whenever you hear

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  • Going to Haiti

    Back in April I went on a missions trip to Haiti. Some trips are ordained from the Lord, and this was one of them. It came at a perfect time. My best friend’s six-week old baby died a week before the trip, and the funeral was three days before I left. I was grieving and in

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  • On Contentment

    I took an unintentional week off of blogging, due to a terrible, no good, really bad week. We have been dealing with a few health issues, broken computers, broken air conditioning [the upstairs thermostat read 90-degrees one night], and overall crummy circumstances. In the middle of the week, as I was running late for work and

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  • Letter to Myself

    Dear Self, I thought about writing a letter to your younger self, but she has already lived those days so what’s the point of going back? Life is too short for regrets and today is too important to worry about the future, so let’s focus on this present day. These beautiful, golden days that you

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  • Help for a Haitian Orphanage

    On our last day before we left, we visited an orphanage near where we were staying in Titanyen. The orphanage is run by a couple, Yvon and his wife, who care for 46 children ranging from 1 to 15 years old in their very small home. Haiti is a dangerous country, especially for children, as kidnapping,

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  • Global Outreach’s Work in Haiti, and How We Helped

    Before I went to Haiti I knew very little about the ministry we were going to help and the work we were going to do. Well now, as someone who has spent a week with this organization, I seriously cannot say enough good things about Global Outreach, the people that run their mission, and the

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  • The State of Haiti

    Well, I’ve been back two weeks now, so it’s probably about time I write about this trip. There are so many things I want to write I don’t know where to begin. So I’ll just start typing away. This will likely be a few posts for me to brain-dump all I saw and all that we did.

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  • Owen

    My best friend’s baby Owen passed away last week. He lived six weeks and one day. I remember the day I found out about Owen. It was a Wednesday in June and I had a text from Al asking me to call her. My heart beat a little faster — she either had good or

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