A Place I Hold Especially Dear

I love to travel. I haven’t found a place I don’t like. But some places I hold especially dear. Guatemala is one of those places. I traveled their a couple of years ago and visited several communities outside of Guatemala City with Compassion International…a life-changing trip. And then got to go back with Food for […]

Oh Great God, Give Us Rest

I am in an especially crazy season of life. We are just six weeks into 2013 and I have already traveled to Raleigh, Dhaka, and Bend {with two more trips on the horizon next week}. I have attended two conferences and sat in countless coffees, meetings and conference calls.  My sweet 90 year old grandmother […]

Taking Back Christmas

Christmas isn’t about stuff. And Christmas isn’t about busyness. Christmas is about the generosity of God. And Christmas is about the incredible gift He shared with us. For us! For a child has been born—for us! the gift of a son—for us! He’ll take over the running of the world. His names will be: Amazing […]

I. Miss. This.

I miss Africa. The landscapes. The amazing bloggers I shared the experience with. The children. The smiles. The joy. The opportunity to disturb and disrupt. The puns. The kung-fu moves. The inside jokes.  It has been two months. Eight weeks. Sixty days. Since the FH Bloggers trip were on the ground in Ethiopia. Breaking new […]

Going. Going. Gone.

Yesterday, I packed up what was left of my life in California. In between errands and goodbyes, I stole an hour with my friend Jennie {yes, I reposted a guest post I did for her yesterday} and her husband Zac. They like many, asked how my transition has been, what I’m leaving behind and what […]

This is Ethiopia {Part 2}…

More glimpses into the trip that left us all changed. {Pictures by David Molnar, photographer extraordinaire. Go check out his stuff. Beg him to shoot for you. Grovel. It’s worth it.} Thanks for joining us on the journey!  And…It’s not too late to sponsor a child through Food for the Hungry.   Have you been to Ethiopia? […]

Justice to the Fatherless

About a year and a half ago, I stepped into a journey, a journey of exploration, to learn everything I could about orphan care. I had heard the alarming statistics at Catalyst and felt a tug to be a part of the solution. Whatever that meant.  I just want to know more about what options I […]

This is Ethiopia…

At least the beautiful slice of it I’ve seen this trip. {All pictures by David Molnar, the punniest photographer I know. Dude is pretty talented too. Go check out his stuff. } The Acacia trees. The bumpy van rides that fostered blogger bonding. The only lake you can swim in in Ethiopia, Lake Langano. {The red […]

My Greatest Offering

Today I met a child I sponsor through FH. His name is Kenenisa Negash Bune and he is 7 years old. Kenenisa lives in a rural community named Jido which is located in the Great Rift Valley, a community that because of its erratic rainfall {which we experienced firsthand} is one of the most food insecure […]

4 Things I Appreciate About The Way FH Works

Last summer I heard Brian Fikkert, one of the authors of When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…And Yourself, speak {his co-author Steve Corbett is a former regional director for FH}. During the session, Fikkert touched on the differences between relief and development. Here are a few notes I took from his talk […]