sixteen january, two-thousand-eighteen tuesday, late “Sometimes I think that I feel too much. But how can I not, after all I’ve experienced, all the people I’ve met? Sometimes the memories, the tiny snippets in my head, the thoughts come crashing – hard – into me, like the waves against the cliffs of Fort Jeudy. That’s what […]
Read More journal entry: a Grenada word picture
459 days ago, I stepped off a plane. I was home. But was it really home? It didn’t feel like it. 459 days. That’s how long it’s been since I was in Grenada. 459 days ago, at this moment, I had just gotten home from being picked up from the airport and going out to […]
Read More . . . 459 Days Later.
It is 11:40 pm. I have a splitting headache, my jaws hurt from an ulcer + laughing and grinning tonight, and there are tons of bugs due to the rain and moistness today. But my heart is full. Tonight during the service, several people stood up and spoke about me: what they admire about me, […]
Read More Here’s to the close of a chapter.
Life is full of adventures! Yesterday (Tuesday), I headed to the primary school for a day of fun and just hanging out with the students. There were games and food and no uniforms as the children ran wild and, many of them, flocked about me. I loved sitting in a crowded classroom as 7 or […]
Read More and the madness continues…
This past weekend was a wild ride. Friday I woke up feeling sick and disgusting, but went to the church that afternoon to help decorate for a wedding that would be on Saturday. We were there for several hours, blowing up balloons, thumb-tacking tulle bows onto the pews, and moving chairs, tables, and desks around. […]
Read More take notice.
It’s been too long since I’ve give y’all a real update, and far too much has happened to tell you every detail. But I still want to let you know what’s been happening down here on the Isle of Spice for the past few weeks. Well, close to the beginning of the month, I was able […]
Read More June.
Today was a wild day. I’ve had several rough days in a row, though they have been progressively getting better. Today was no exception. I was down this morning, then cheered up while I got ready for Bible Club. That was lovely: the lesson was quite timely (as I’ll explain soon), and the kids listened […]
Read More in His image.
Lately I’ve been considering the fact that I’m 20. Seriously. Like, what am I doing with my life? When I sit down and think about it, it’s something like: “Wow. 20 years old. 2 different jobs that had nothing to do with each other. One year at a community college under my belt–and […]
Read More A journal entry.
“Praise to the Lord of the small broken things, Who sees the poor sparrow that cannot take wing Who loves the lame child, and the wretch in the street; Who comforts their sorrows and washes their feet.” Some little ways God has been showing how huge and awesome He is by giving me little blessing-moments […]
Read More Lord of the Small.
Barbados. First impressions: Flat. Cooler + better breeze than Grenada. Very flat. I learned a lot that week (April 23rd-29th): both informational knowledge and life lessons. We arrived Wednesday night and the following morning jumped right into the daily schedule. Each morning everyone went to the camp to eat breakfast; then we loaded up into […]
Read More The adventure within the adventure: Barbados 2014.
Stop. Stop what you’re doing, and think. What did God show you today? How did He reveal Himself? Stop worrying about your circumstances. Stop trying to figure everything out. Stop stressing. Stop crying in despair. Stop focusing on your brokenness. Stop focusing on yourself. Stop pacing. Stop over-thinking and over-analyzing. Stop avoiding decision […]
Read More Moments.
Tonight I let my mind wander a little bit. I try not to let it go too often, or I start thinking selfishly and wallowing in self-pity. But tonight, my mind went, instead of to a certain place, situation, or person, to a certain time. A year ago, in fact. Last March, I broke my […]
Read More Those pivotal moments.
This morning Pas was preaching out of the book of Ephesians, as he is doing a series on it. We read through most of chapter one and he was preaching the house down; but something had caught my attention. In chapter one toward the end there are some awesome verses about Christ and what God sent […]
Read More Above.
I’ve decided to be thankful for SOMETHING every day. Check it out: “In everything give thanks.” 1 Thess. 5:18 “O give thanks unto the LORD for He is good.” Psalm 107:1 “Offer unto God thanksgiving.” Psalm 50:14 “I will offer unto thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving.” Psalm 116:7 “O sing unto the LORD a new […]
Read More “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”
So, today I don’t feel so good. There was no soul-winning today, and Kemisha insisted I stay at the apartment to rest instead of go to Bible Club; so here I sit, listening to movie soundtracks and planning my guitar lesson for Tuesday. My mind has been wondering a little bit, though: thinking about home. […]
Read More Ceciltucky appreciation post…
Well, it’s been almost a month since I stepped out of that plane into the glorious humidity of the Isle of Spice. Wow. It’s hard to believe that! I’ve been through so much, experienced so much, learned so much already–and I’ve got 5 more months to go! It’s wonderful having a weekly schedule, albeit a […]
Read More In their footsteps.
Alright, I mentioned on my Facebook page that I was announcing some “big news” tonight. Are you ready? On April 22nd, I am flying from Grenada with a group of my apartment-mate, other ministry-minded young people and Pas, to…… BARBADOS!!!! I am so totally excited for this opportunity! It is about a 45-minute flight from […]
Read More Big news!
Well, it has been 14 days since I stepped off that plane into the glorious humidity of Grenada, West Indies. What a crazy, up-and-down week and a half it has been. I have so much I want to tell you all that I don’t even know where to begin. To say that my new life […]
Read More Life on the Isle of Spice
Today I lived. As I woke up at 6:30 and stepped outside to smell the Grenadian morning. As I walked down the dirt road we call our driveway, under the cashew tree and past two cows that appear to be unleashed but never leave. As we sped along mountain roads and felt the wind hit […]
Read More I lived.
After almost nine months of preparation, my one-way flight to the non-touristy Caribbean island of Grenada is in just eight days. Of course I’m nervous. But nerves keep me humble. I can’t do this by myself: I need to rely on God. Of course I have moments when I doubt myself. But I never doubt […]
Read More “Adventure is out there!”