Lent and Love

I do not know how often Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Holy time of the Lenten journey, and Valentine’s Day, a secular celebration of unconditional love, fall on the same day.
This is the only time in my memory that this has occurred, although I am sure it is not the first.

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for the children

chiseled from black marble the mayor’s face reflects the candle light. I gaze upon the face beautiful in its angles shining in the heat of the night. I listen to the words their music flowing as the sounds rise and fall to a rhythm I cannot understand. he turns his eyes to me and they […]

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Woman of the Road

On February 20 VPI will be sending a medical mission team to Mombin Crochu, Haiti, to work with our friends in this village in the  poorest part of this country. The hospital serves those in this mountainous region who have no real access to medical care. We share words written on a previous trip, which […]

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Mombin Crochu, Haiti

“For, more than ever, I realize we are all part of the never ending story of this village, and the myths and legends that surround and define it. More than ever I realize that everything that we do is part of the bigger picture of life, unknown in it’s tellings. Is it really so different […]

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Summer Solstice

The summer solstice has passed, and we turn our faces into the sun to celebrate the slower pace of summertime. It is a time of cherished childhood memories…of watermelon, summer camps, friends gathering on warm rich evenings; of lemonade, sunburned faces, the smell of Coppertone and the long lazy nights that open to a million […]

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Thank You, 2014 Haiti Medical Mission Team!

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