2016: The Year of Sacrifice

Our new family tradition is to choose just one word to focus on in the New Year, as opposed to a list of lofty goals usually given up on by February. I started thinking about my word for the New Year around Thanksgiving, and contemplated it while serving at the Missionaries of Charity Mother Teresa … Continue reading 2016: The Year of Sacrifice

Faith to Move

The waves lapped against the side of the boat, lovingly named Sea Note. 53 American students stood transfixed by the scene all around them. A cool, sea breeze was embraced with widespread arms and content hearts after a record-setting day of heat. God himself seemed to breathe out grace and love on this eclectic group brought … Continue reading Faith to Move

One Word, One Year

Warrior[wawr-yer]: noun: a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage. The more I’ve talked with people, I’ve increasingly realized how frustrating New Year’s resolutions have become. Most people don’t bother to make them anymore because they know their track record of going strong on that new diet or workout plan for about a … Continue reading One Word, One Year