Disclaimer: I first began writing this post on February 7th, a week after re-entering Honduras after our evacuation in December. Just got around to editing it fully. Hope it's worth the wait 😉 I’ve been thinking a lot about spiders recently: their nomadic, transitory nature, for example. Or their delicate, yet surprisingly resilient webs... Okay, … Continue reading A Little More Like Spiders
I live in Honduras. This thought, though obvious, is one that still echoes through my mind’s ear from time to time with a tone of incredulity. I find it surfaces most when I leave the Finca on a viaje, on some trip or other, accompanying the kids on a family visit or going to the … Continue reading I live in Honduras
I hope this post finds everyone in good health and doing well! You have my apologies for not writing in recent months, but this particular post serves as an update for all interested in the current state of the political unrest in Honduras, and how the Finca and we missionaries fit into all of that. … Continue reading Update and Urgent Call for Prayers
I had been avoiding María for the better part of the last two days. Our last interaction the day before was stilted and uncomfortable, our fake smiles offered as a thin facade of accord masking our disagreement beneath the surface. And so when I rounded the corner of her house the next day to find … Continue reading A Peace Offering
I don't know why I feel so much pressure when it comes to writing blog posts. I love words. I love to write. But for some reason, when I see that blank screen before me, I freeze up, the little blinking cursor mocking me methodically. As I reflect more, I suppose this paralysis comes from an inability to … Continue reading Six Month Marker
Call it pride in a friend, or laziness in my efforts to write my own blog post, but I'm choosing to guest feature a blog post, here. Although this was written a month ago, friend and fellow missionary Anne's words still ring true. While her experience is slightly different (she's a teacher here, while I'm … Continue reading Guest post: When God sends you on an adventure… He gives you joy!
"O Lord, I give you thanks for having a home at the Finca, and through the intercession of Mary, I pray for peace." "O Lord, I give you thanks for my family here at the Finca, and through the intercession of Mary, I pray for peace." These two prayers were offered aloud by two of … Continue reading Feliz Año Nuevo from the Finca!
The following post is something I wrote for the Farm of the Child quarterly newsletter, as they requested short bios on each of us newbies. I wrote it when we were back in Antigua, Guatemala, but I think it still works to tell you a little about my community here. And so, without further ado, … Continue reading Meet the Crew
This Saturday marks 8 days of being at the Finca, my new home for the next 14 months. The 5 of us missionaries are joining the 4 missionaries that have been here for the past year, and they have been so patient and integral in facilitating our orientation here. We’ve spent these days shadowing different … Continue reading Made it to the Finca!
Over the course of my life, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to enter into so many different communities in my life. Between all my childhood activities, my semester abroad in Chile, my international travels with my choir, and my years at Notre Dame, I’ve come to understand more how I deal with these transitions. The boiled-down version … Continue reading So long, Guatemala!