Haiti

Waves

Part of the inner world of everyone is this sense of emptiness, unease, incompleteness, and I believe that this in itself is a word from God, that this is the sound that God’s voice makes in a world that has explained him away. In such a world, I suspect that maybe God speaks to us…

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Teeth

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Can – Clinic in a, peeing in a

Mission of Hope recently acquired 55 acres of land from the government in Bercy, which is about 30 minutes north of their main campus.  On this land, they are planning to build a school, a medical clinic, a church, an orphanage, and a conference center – a planned community.  Just like Florida! In the meantime,…

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Waterfalls and bloody rat murder

I’m in Haiti, and have so many things to say, I don’t know what to tell you first. At the Miami airport, I witnessed a woman in a full-length denim jumpsuit with a zipper from the crotch to the throat. I suppose that’s a good place to start. – – – – – – –…

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Tonight

I am leaving for Haiti tonight – on the heels of the saddest week of my life. The situation involves more people than just myself, so I won’t say much.  But this is something that began all the way back here – and now, over 8 months later, my heart is torn down the middle…

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The final countdown

The week is here! I leave for Haiti on Friday night (taking the red-eye, which surely sounds more romantic than it actually is), and will be in Port au Prince by 9am on Saturday morning. I can’t wait to hug my sister, and probably some other people, too.  Who knows, I might be a hugging…

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One month from tomorrow

I don’t know which is more exciting. I have new songs. And I’m going to Haiti. Seriously: explosion of confetti and excitement and exclamation points right →here←. Ever since my sister Sarah moved to Haiti last June, I have dreamed of an opportunity to see her life there.  One month from tomorrow, I’m getting my…

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Stop ticking

My friend Fred Wilhelm writes great songs.  I talked to him a few months back, and told him that some of my happiest moments of the past year were the times that I heard him play this one: I mean, seriously?  That is just the coolest.  I hope this isn’t sacrilegious, but when I hear…

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Prayers in the dark

I was awake from 2-5am for no real reason at all.  I just woke up out of a dead sleep, and my eyes stayed open for three hours. I tried all sorts of things – reading, watching a movie, thinking about boring things, tossing and turning, changing the temperature, changing my blanket situation, moving out…

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