Entries Categorized as 'faith'

compassion changes things

Date September 25, 2008

The Andes Mountains are all around me, their peaks covered by the morning mist.  The Colombian air is crisp and cool and I drink it in.  My eyes wander toward the steep slopes and the houses that are perched there.  Small communities shoved together in a makeshift suburbia.  Houses with concrete walls and floors and corrugated […]

peace by piece

Date August 20, 2008

Somedays it’s hard to find a rhythm. I catch myself hurrying about, not taking the time to settle into a comfortable pattern. I let memories of yesterdays flood me and forget that there’s a brand new today right in front of me. I get lost in daydreams and wanting and I picture myself in anywhere […]

The 40 Day Fast

Date June 23, 2008

It starts today. 40 days of fasting. To change the world. By making needs known. It starts today and I’m excited to be a part of it. I’ll be fasting on July 27th and praying for this home-for-awhile of mine. Be a part of the change. Follow the crowd at Inspired to Action or check […]

the ending of a year

Date June 20, 2008

It is afternoon.  The middle of a school day and my classroom is quiet.  There is no Spanglish chatter.  There are no shuffling feet or screeching chairs.  The floor is littered with shreds of colored paper and cookie crumbs.  My desk is full of notes, drawings and gifts left by children that seem older today.  […]

i’d rather

Date June 3, 2008

I’m a mess today, really.  Some days are just like that I suppose, but I don’t like them very much.  I don’t like feeling crazy and all full of emotion that is ever-threatening to burst at my already tight seams.  I don’t like feeling insecure and needy or homesick.  I don’t like being frustrated by […]

matthew 7:25

Date May 28, 2008

The bus picked me up. 7:02. As always. I climbed aboard, sat on the third seat. Left hand side. Music on. Another day. But the ride was different. The view changed. We passed three landslides. Trees uprooted, mud, grass and boulders lying in piles on the street. Houses leaning toward the valley. Their foundations moved […]