Searching for hope and forgiveness

I’ve been struggling over this post for a couple of days now – trying to work through the emotions that are tied up with it so that I don’t allow anger and bitterness to take over and trying to find some hope within the heartache. A little more than a week ago, I held a dying woman in my arms. I don’t know her name, and I can only guess at her age – somewhere in her 80s probably – but I know she was dying, because she passed away on Friday. And judging from the conditions in which she … Continue reading Searching for hope and forgiveness

The keys to a one-room palace

EDITOR’S NOTE: Normally I don’t like to use this space for rants. I believe most of you visit this page for updates on my ministry and, perhaps, an encouraging word or even the rare spiritual insight. Please forgive me for the exception to my own rule. I spent a distressing morning in a community where the daily struggle to survive weighs hard. Haiti is such a beautiful and terrible place. This has been the most fulfilling period of my life, and it has been the most heartbreaking. These people are so incredibly tough and so unbelievably fragile. This is hard … Continue reading The keys to a one-room palace