God Laughs

The other night, the psalm response for daily Mass was “Lord, you are merciful and gracious” (Psalm 86). I’ve heard about His mercy and grace my whole life, but last night I had a revelation. It wasn’t expected, and it didn’t hit me like roaring thunder. It was more like a whisper, and truth settled […]

Plan…to be surprised

“I want to talk to you about the subject of plans… life plans and how we all make them, and how we hope that our kids make good, smart, safe plans of their own. But if we’re really honest with ourselves, most of our plans don’t work out as we’d hoped. So instead of asking […]

I Will Wait

Listen to this: I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons Waiting. A topic that is quite prevalent among several young adults that I know. I’ve heard about waiting, read about waiting, sung about waiting, talked about waiting, prayed about waiting – all the while…waiting. As I wondered what I could blog about this month, I hesitated […]

This is Haiti (T.I.H.)

About two months ago, as Fr. Louis, Michel (Fr. Louis’ brother), Sara, MarcArthur (Haitian missionary), and I were driving to see the Missionaries of Charity we got to talking about the many things that are so . . . Haiti. I remembered that movie, and in particular that scene, and I thought to myself “This is Haiti.”

Now every time something happens that could only happen here or is just normal/expected by Haitian standards, our response is “T.I.H.”

When the going gets tough, the tough…fall on their knees & pray

Part 1. Lessons being learned Transitions are difficult. Don’t get me wrong, I think starting a new chapter in the book of your life is great, but I also know that for me it rarely is a walk in the park. I have been living in Haiti for 1 month and 4 days now. It […]

Painfully Aware – Pruney Fingers

I know, it has been about a month since I posted last – SORRY! I actually started to blog about three different times. Once I thought I would write about how God is teaching me humility, then I thought I would write about how God tied in humility with the gift of the fear of […]

Authenticity

So this week I helped lead formation, and I talked about one of the Core Values – Authenticity. It was really good to just read through the Bible and the Catechism, and the Core Values book. God just convicted me of truth that I needed to be reminded of, truth that I know I still […]

Thankful for brothers…

This missionary year has been one of firsts, I walked on a frozen lake for the first time I used a nail gun for the first time I used a chainsaw for the first time I used a cordless electric pole chainsaw for the first time I helped lead worship for the confirmation retreat, it’s […]

“I’m not moving”

So today during formation Chris told us about a friend of his, Mother Nadine (Intercessors of the Lamb) and how this one time in prayer she got an image of a throne in her heart, and God told her that on this throne  there currently were two people on it – God and her. And […]