What We Have Seen

It's been three days since we've been home from Ghana and this time, post-trip, I've done something new and different. I've let down. After previous trips, my routine has been to spring out of bed the morning after and start working. There always seems to be more to do than time to get it done, … Continue reading What We Have Seen

It’s Orphan Sunday: Rise and Go

  It seems perfectly fitting that on Orphan Sunday we are boarding a flight to Ghana - a country I was introduced to through the faces of five orphans. Three years ago I looked at photos of the children taken in their orphanage, and a few months later was on a plane to meet them. At the … Continue reading It’s Orphan Sunday: Rise and Go

Let’s Honor the Mothers Together

My mother died six years ago this month. I remember the Mother’s Day after her funeral when I sat on the back patio and watched a nest of baby birds with their tiny heads turned toward the sky and mouths open, waiting for their mama to return. “Lucky you,” I remember saying to them, “at … Continue reading Let’s Honor the Mothers Together

It’s 2014 and I Have a Word for the Year

Happy New Year! We rang in 2014 in the most anticlimactic way possible but that doesn't mean that I'm not looking forward to what it holds. I don't really make resolutions because I never keep them. I just choose a word  that I will spend the next 12 months attempting to learn more about and … Continue reading It’s 2014 and I Have a Word for the Year