Instead of feeling sorry for the refugee family we were helping, I felt …

Pure joy. All eight of us were crammed in an elevator at the local health clinic when Louise started screaming at the top of her lungs. Understandably the single mom of 5, who had spent the last 20 years in a Congolese refugee camp, was startled when the floor started sinking beneath her feet. All […]

God is easy to find (if we have the courage to look in the right places)

If you gaze at the gruesome physicality of the cross long enough, you can begin to see past the horror of suffering- into the gorgeous treasure of graces within. Perfect Love cloaked Himself in the consequences of our actions to save us- could anything be more beautiful? If you have the courage to look, you […]

What I loved about taking my kids to serve the poor

They dragged their heels, they complained. They made excuses and tried to get out of it, but I’m glad I followed through and had my 10 and 8 year old sons come with me to help serve meals to the poor at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving weekend. My kids are incredibly fortunate in every […]

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Prayer for refugees

Lord, please bless those, who are displaced from their homes, due to violence and natural disaster. Place your protection around all refugees and their loved ones, like an impenetrable shield of love. Guide them to the food, clothing, safety and shelter that they need to survive in the short run, and create a safe haven […]

Simple Faith: Discerning the voice of God in your heart

When He tells you to rest, take a break. When He tells you to stand in faith, keep your chin up. When He tells you to march, go to the ends of the earth. There are many voices in this world, but only One that truly loves you … There are many paths you can […]