05th Aug

Liar, Liar: How was Miami?

Everyone keeps asking me how Miami was.. and I keep finding myself spouting the typical Liar, Liar responses back: Good! Great! Blessed! So let’s expand upon that a little, shall we? Miami was, in one word… different. I don’t know how many times during the day I would tell my co-workers, “It’s just so different […]

31st Jul

T-shirts For Sale!

Hey friends! It’s that time, time for another fundraiser! As you may or may not know, Eric and I fund-raise for 1/3 of our financial support. It is our goal to raise a total of $15,000 for this year. That’s a lot of money folks. We are currently resting at just over 40% of our needed amount […]

30th Jun

5 Minutes of My Day: A Day at Mona’s. 3/3

This post is a continuation of another, go here to start at the beginning. Go here to read the previous post. I’m walking around the grounds, searching for Dave. I finally give up when a few team members come to me needing the bathroom keys. Eric and I escort them to the bathroom, which are at […]

23rd Jun

5 Minutes of My Day: A Day at Mona’s 2/3

This post is a continuation of another, go here to start at the beginning.  The feeding ends. As the chaos dies down, I am sitting with a little one on my lap. She’s just started walking within the last few months and she’s scarfed down an entire man-sized portion of rice and stew. But she’s not acting […]

20th Jun

5 Minutes of My Day: A Day at Mona’s 1/3

It’s a rather special week/day today, Eric and I are serving together on a trip. I’m running around ahead of Eric’s teams making sure everything is prepared at their next ministry location before they arrive. I drive into the orphanage gates and laugh, it’s packed. It’s almost 2:00 and you know what that means? Feeding program […]

05th Jun

Floating in the Balance

Friends, can I share something that’s been on my heart? As many of you may know, Eric and I made the decision for me to stay home this summer, due to the advice of my doctor. And while it was heartbreaking to make the decision to be away from our teams, Haiti, staff and Eric […]

22nd May

Spring 2014 Recap

Hey friends! As many of you know, we have been super busy these last few months… from leading mission teams in Haiti to training meetings in Minnesota, it seems like we are only home long enough to pack our suitcase for the next adventure. Just so we are all on the same page, I thought […]

16th May

5 Dirt Cheap Ways to Support a Missionary

So you’re a friend of a missionary? Oh, and you’re broke? But you still want to be a support to them? Well never fear, here’s a few tips on how to support your missionary friends without spending a dime (inspired by our own friends and family, who support us more than we could ever repay). […]

12th May

5 Minutes of My Day: Oh Belido

With a full day’s errands swirling chaotically around me, I put the car in park and knock on the gate. I step into the orphanage–it’s been a whole month since I’ve been here. I rush past it everyday as I complete food deliveries, or get water, or run to town for meetings.. always busy busy. I […]

09th Apr

Mind Your Manners – Foundations for Missions

Are you leading a group on a mission experience this year? First of all, go you! A position that requires a lot of coordinating, prayer, paperwork and patience is not something most people will take on, but you are! I know that things can quickly pile up when it comes to preparing a youth/adult/mixed group […]

31st Mar

My Child- filled/less future

I’ve shared countless times about the struggle within my heart on the topic of children. I share because I know there are women out there like me – women who feel motherhood very real and deep in their hearts. Not like a girl who dreams of a perfectly-kempt home, propping up a kid on your […]

19th Mar
Hacking Haitian Creole

Hacking Haitian Creole

Learning a language is a challenge that most folks quickly dismiss, thinking that they aren’t smart enough or that they don’t have the time necessary to make the progress needed to become fluent. The fact is, learning a language, while incredibly challenging, doesn’t have to be the daunting task that most of us make it […]