Monthly Archives: March 2018

Anointed for the Journey Ahead – Palm Sunday

Two years ago, I returned to Ecuador for the first time since my year as a volunteer in Arbolito ended five years before. I could not have asked for a better week of nostalgia and reminiscing with neighbors, rekindling so many wonderful friendships while recounting numerous heartwarming memories. As I managed to reconnect with many […]

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There Also Will My Servant Be – Fifth Sunday of Lent

I distinctly remember my first impressions of Ecuador: the sights, sounds, and smells of my first few days in Arbolito and Mount Sinai are vividly stored in my memory.  I had so many expectations but had little idea of what to expect. The only thing I was sure of was my willingness to encounter the […]

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The Gentleness of Mercy – Fourth Sunday of Lent 2018

“God, who is rich in mercy…” Ephesians 2:4 Mercy. Just seeing that word instantly brings to mind countless images and experiences and stories – my life is dripping with mercy. Indeed, our world is drenched in mercy. I’d like to share just two of those mercy moments: It’s the summer of 2003 and despite the […]

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