It was my first day working at Sikaminia, the transition camp run by Euro Relief on the island of Lesvos. I didn’t know what to expect, but I do know what I imagined- hundreds if not a thousand refugees walking through our gates. Flickr photo courtesy of CAFOD Photo Library cc We didn’t even see half that number. Only fifty refugees… Read More
Sarah calls it a work horse. I think it is more like Cinderella’s magic horse and carriage. Regardless, a little blue car is whisking me away to a place where dreams can come true. Only the place I am going doesn’t look anything like Prince Charming’s castle. Truth be told, it looks like a trash heap. potential site for Hellenic Ministries’ Hope… Read More
As I think about my time working with the refugees on the island of Lesvos, a song from my youth floats through my mind- Je t’aime Te amo Ya Tyibya Lyubluy Ani ohevet othka, I love you… Love in any language, fluently spoken here. I don’t remember the rest of the lyrics even though Sandy Patty’s voice is crystal clear… Read More
This post is different from any other on this blog. It is a copy of words penned in my journal during a time of prayer. I am posting it here for two reasons. The primary reason is a simple (but challenging) act of obedience. God has called me to share my words- both the well planned and the one’s I… Read More
From my family to yours, I pray today is a day of rich blessings and joy-filled celebrations. May you live each day as though it is Christmas- fully alive and with great expectation. Remember, as His children the most precious gift of Christmas lives inside of us. Merry Christmas!
A few years ago, I met Katie Axelson through the blogging world. I know now that God caused our paths to cross. As He would have it, Katie went on the World Race the year before my Keighty launched. Keighty and I watched her race like hawks, learning everything we could. In the process a friendship developed not just between Katie and I… Read More