Moments of Blessing

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Is Sending Money Worth More Than Going?

Today was different! I woke up with an excitement that matched my thirty-four fellow teammates. Today was the day we would travel to a remote town in the Dominican Republic to build a church. I admit I was skeptical. I am no carpenter, and from the looks of my teammates, it didn’t appear as though too many of them had experience in construction. But we all crowded into small buses laughing and singing, excited to encounter a new act of...

Are you willing to get out of your comfort zone?

I had finally said yes to something that had pulled at my heart for years. I chose to get out of my comfort zone and take my first mission trip to the Dominican Republic. As we traveled, I grew wearier from lack of sleep, and I began to question the value of such a trip. Questions jumped out at me, “What did I have to offer?”  “Would communication be impossible?” As I looked around at my team of 34, the...

How To Take In More Joy

Are you like me, where productivity is like an adrenaline rush? Where accomplishing and getting things off of your list brings a great feeling of satisfaction? There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. The world needs people like us to get things done. However… Do you think this quest for being productive sometimes robs you of joy? So the other day I tried a little experiment and was quite surprised by the results. My flight arrived a little bit early;...

Sometimes Mothers Day Hurts

Sometimes Mothers Day Hurts I remember a day not so long ago that I awoke with heaviness as if bricks were piled high on my heart. It hurt to breathe.  I thought to myself, do I have to open my eyes and get on with my day?  How could I possibly enjoy Mothers Day with my child far away in a place she doesn’t want to be? I knew she was in such agony and so angry with me.  I...