Wednesday, January 20, 2010

X's & O's

There is love when spoken communication gets lost in translation - the universal language of smiles, hugs, kisses and tic-tac-toe.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Impilo - life; health.

2004...blessed to study political science in South Africa with an amazing professor and incredible group of 11 souls. I think about that month of my life on a daily basis. The tears...oh the tears. I was confused...on disbelief. If you aren't familiar with the history of South Africa, it's definitely a story worth learning.

The forty-six year regime of apartheid had left the country in ruins...the air was thick with pain, you could literally feel the broken-hearted hopelessness. 2004 celebrated the 10-year anniversary of democracy in S.A. and yet 10 years out from under the rule of apartheid, citizens still found themselves bound by the ties of nearly five decades of injustice. It isn't until you see a family of 6 living within the walls of a make-shift structure no larger than most of our laundry rooms, surrounded by hundreds, and hundreds of other family dwellings made from the same refuse, that you stop and ask yourself, "what have we done, and what have we allowed to be done to one another?" It isn't until you've cradled an abandoned baby with full-blown AIDS that you feel a depth of sorrow that makes the world around you stand still. And it isn't until your fingers grace the bullet holes left behind a murderous rampage of innocent refuge seekers that the reality of despair settles deep least those were my moments of revealation in which I knew life could never be carried out the same.

Much love and peace <3

"Make us worthy, Lord, to serve our fellow men throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them through our hands this day their daily bread, and by our understanding love, give peace and joy."
-Mother Teresa

Monday, January 4, 2010

"We soft-spoken peace lovers must raise our voices and let it be known..."

There is nothing I desire more in this world than to be an illuminated presence for those in need…the broken-hearted, the hopeless, the afflicted, the ill, the abandoned. I have a humanitarian’s heart fueled by the love and sacrifice of Christ. I truly wish nothing more than to be a limb of the Lord’s tender mercy and a voice for those whose cries go unheard. I find it my essential responsibility to not only comfort but equip, educate and empower the under-resourced to function as self-sustaining. What has been my prayer for years has become my purpose.

"The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."
-Mathew 25:40

Friday, November 13, 2009

At the outset...

This very moment in time is incredibly special. It is by no mistake that you have decided to even come this far with me and I trust this is only the beginning of incredible treaures and stories to be shared.

Much love and peace <3

"We must meet hate with creative love. Love is the most durable power in the world....Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love."
-MLK Jr.