Posts Tagged With: destiny

Softly sowing

“So every day So every day I was surrounded by the beautiful crying forth of the ideas of God, one of which was you.” ~ Mary Oliver When we push our faces into the light, how can we anticipate the many ways we will be twisted and broke wide open or how a hard, dark &hellip Continue reading »

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The dreams we have

“No matter hard how they work, how gifted and talented they are, or how big their dreams, the poor have few choices and fewer opportunities to fulfill their God-given potential. These precious human beings, created in God’s image, have been left behind and cast upon the garbage dump of history by circumstances they cannot change. &hellip Continue reading »

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And so it begins…

Well, I’m now on my way to Haiti to teach others to document their stories. Right now, I’m sitting in Toronto Airport, putting in three hours until my flight into Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. i will be met there by my friends and we then drive across the border into Haiti….my home for &hellip Continue reading »

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The pattern of things

Imagine a small girl with curls and chubby knees. She peeks around a doorway, blue eyes intently watching her mom at the typewriter, taking it all in.  And then one day, she clambers up on the chair by herself, pretending she is all grown up. Imagine her mom, smiling as she captures the moment on &hellip Continue reading »

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Words for Haiti

I have to confess…the January email from my friend Rhonda, who is serving as a nurse practitioner for nine months in Haiti,  both thrilled me and terrified me. “Dear Debbie – Today I shared your story – who you are, what you do etc. – with the leadership team for Medical Ambassadors of Haiti….they began &hellip Continue reading »

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