Medical Emergency

Medical Emergency

From December 7, 2021 It was late Sunday afternoon. It had been a peaceful, good. Stéphanie and I were seated on the couch in my office watching a football game on TV. Suddenly Baby appeared at the door. A child had taken a nasty fall and had a deep cut. Dr. Steph immediately jumped up and they headed for the…

The Light of Love

The Light of Love

From December 6, 2021 I’m certain of only one thing: my certainties were a hindrance to entering more deeply into my inner life of the Spirit. Over the last few years, I uprooted many things I once firmly held to be true or important. Along the way, things began to look different. I saw traces of love in things and…

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

From December 5, 2021 Problem-free trip back home. Flight landed seven minutes late, which means we were early by JetBlue’s performance lately. Two people failed to board the plane, but they had checked luggage which had to be dug out of the cargo hold. The Haitian government failed to provide the airline with immigration forms, which meant chaos after we…

Heading Home

Heading Home

From December 4, 2021 I leave my apartment on Hutchinson Island at 5:00am. If all goes well the plane will touch down on the single runway at the airport in Port-au-Prince at 11:30am. If Haitian customs is empty, I could be home before 12:30pm. The most dangerous part of the trip will be the short ride from the airport to…

Winter Wheat

Winter Wheat

From December 3, 2021 What is Christmas but Spring in Winter, hope in despair, light in darkness, warmth in cold, bread in bleakness. So, as we step into the month of December, synonymous for us with Advent, perhaps we could be on the lookout for the kindled fire or the green flames of winter wheat breaking the surface of our…

The Language of the Heart

The Language of the Heart

From December 2, 2021 Poverty of spirit does not refer to an economic condition. It reflects the human reality that we are poor before God and, consequently, we need to radically depend on God alone for true fulfillment. We must be on guard not to confuse the necessities of life with what is luxurious. The humble simplicity that embodies poverty…

Giving

Giving

From December 1, 2021 Last year, Giving Tuesday generated around 4.7 billion dollars for nearly 10,000 charitable organizations in America alone. In these divisive times, it is refreshing to have a day dedicated to bringing us together. On Giving Tuesday, people of different faiths, different backgrounds, different opinions came together to help each other.

A Sense of Wonder

A Sense of Wonder

From October 21, 2021 In recent days, I’ve often spoken about the sense of fear and uncertainty that fills the air in Haiti. Over the last few years in occasional private conversations with a few friends I said how I often just want to leave Haiti and never come back. When asked why I keep coming back, I always say…