One of the reasons I started this blog is because I wanted to learn how to eat in season. Hence why I started cooking through Simply in Season Expanded Edition (World Community Cookbook). You might think that since I grew up in a farming community I’d know what’s in season like the back of my hand. You’d be wrong.
When I travel overseas, I do my best to stay unplugged. That means I don’t sign up for the international plan on my cell phone, and try not to spend most of my time trying to find Wi-Fi. I do my best to get into a “listening” frame of mind, and to be fully present. […]
What can churches in North America learn from churches in Nicaragua about community ministry? That’s what I plan to find out next week when I’m in Nicaragua. It will be my first time in Nicaragua, but not in Latin America. My very first mission trip ever was in Costa Rica when I was in high […]
I always thought of climate change as something that affected developing countries. Through my work at World Renew, an international disaster response and community development organization, I am well acquainted with the devastating effect of changing growing seasons in Africa and environmental refugees in Bangladesh. I probably shouldn’t have been so surprised to learn that […]
My trip last week to Guatemala was nourishing for the mind, body, and soul. There’s something special about being able to unplug (very little Wi Fi, no emails coming in on my cell phone). Spending time with DH over a dinner table without the TV on. Breathing in the fresh mountain air. Taking communion in […]
You may have noticed it’s been a bit quiet on the blog – I have just returned from spending two weeks in Nigeria on an evaluation of a mission field. It’s good to be home, but it was quite a shock coming from 100+ degree weather to the snow we’re having in Michigan! Since this […]