The Privilege to Cook

The Privilege to Cook

In 2001 I went to Haiti for the first time on our survey trip.  This trip was not to decide if we would go to Haiti; but rather to count the cost and to prepare.  On that trip we went to my husband’s family’s house, the 75 year old Aunt who raised him from...
Let Us Be Thankful For Our Food

Let Us Be Thankful For Our Food

Growing up I never had to put thought into food:  where it was coming from, shopping for it, preparing it.  Wake up in the morning and eat a bowl of cereal; go to school and eat lunch; come home and microwave something.  Eating was by habit not hunger....
God Protects

God Protects

During our morning exhortation time together, I asked David what he was thankful for.  He was quiet and thoughtful and finally said, “I am very thankful that God protects us at night when we sleep.  He protects us from bad people so they don’t break in at...
Be Thankful

Be Thankful

When we first got to Haiti I realized that I would no longer have the luxury of a washing machine and dryer.  I would have to do it like Ma Ingalls, and was strangely thrilled by the prospect, until I sat down to the task of trying to wash clothes by...
Refocus

Refocus

How we take for granted the comfort and convenience and privacy of this gift.  How we thoughtlessly grab the tissue without considering the mercies that gifted it to us.  Both are better  than the alternative:  running in an emergency to find “a...
Thankfulness

Thankfulness

Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. When we lived in Haiti there were long seasons of having no electricity.  Our house...