In a Dark Place

In a Dark Place

From October 28, 2020 Confession: Since I returned to Haiti on October 10th, I’ve been in a dark space. I wouldn’t call the darkness depression. The darkness was more a matter of feeling crushed by the overpowering problems, by the constant struggle, by debilitating insufficiency of funds, the violence, and thestaggering weight of debt.

A Steep Climb

A Steep Climb

From October 26, 2020 The more merciful you are, the more mercy you will feel. But to truly feel God’s unlimited mercy, you need to incorporate into your day moments of stillness, moments where you can climb to the inner summit of your life and see the vast horizon of God’s love.

Stinky Poo

Stinky Poo

From October 22, 2020 Last Sunday, one of the two toilets on the first floor was backed up. No one could unclog it. The guys tried a few remedies on Monday. No luck. On Tuesday, a crew came to clean out the sceptic tank, which was filled. It was so full it filled the truck.

Stress Relief

Stress Relief

From October 21, 2020 As the Journals clearly reveal, life in Haiti can be very stressful. Running a home with five dozen kids serves up its own frustrations and problems. Some days the stress, frustrations, and problems paint me into a corner of desperation. When this happens, I paint my way out.