on earth as it is in heaven

 

This is a sacred space where I write down the meditations and reflections of my heart. Below you will find stories from my time in Bolivia, as well as more recent stories of my work in the foster care system. I hope it brings you to your own sacred space of reflection.

 

“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and the pain of it no less than the excitement and the gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis, all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.” -Frederick Buechner

Sighs Too Deep for Words

For the past nine months I’ve lived in a place of incompleteness. My heart is here and happy and full, but my heart is also being tugged back to my family. It just happened that this year that I’ve been away, my family has been tested and tried and broken down in... read more

To Do the Hard Thing

Yesterday I had the amazing opportunity of going on an arrest operation. It was surreal to say the least. After months of looking at pictures of perpetrator’s faces and front doors, I found myself looking right into the eyes of a man who had repeatedly raped his... read more

Speaking Another Tongue

Why do I love speaking Spanish? Because I want to be a bridge-builder. A culture-relisher. A gap-breacher. A story-listener and a story-sharer. A meaning-grasper. A soul-seeker.  I may not be able to change the color of my skin, my ethnic background, or my country of... read more

Shaky Hands

I’ve had the opportunity to lead devotionals at our office for the month of April. Let’s be honest- at the beginning of April, I would not have called this an opportunity. I would have called it a punishment or a chore. Each month, a different department... read more

Waiting for the Dawn

Ever since I arrived in Bolivia, I knew I would eventually visit the brothels. I learned about Word Made Flesh before coming down here, and prayed that the Lord would introduce me to women who worked for this incredible organization. Within the first week, I had... read more

To Be Known

The month of March started out on an extremely high note. Two of my dearest friends (who happen to be my boyfriend and his sister) came to visit me. We began our time together with 5 days in Peru, then came to La Paz for several days exploring my city. To be able to... read more