Why Haitians?

This morning, on the 8th anniversary of the catastrophic Haitian earthquake, I did something I hope none of you ever has to do. I told my daughters that the President … Continue reading Why Haitians?

Balance, Open Minds, Humility, And Cooperation Please

There are a lot of people in Haiti suffering from good intentions that have been marred by a “we are the only ones who know best” attitude. UNICEF is a … Continue reading Balance, Open Minds, Humility, And Cooperation Please

The Bitter Pill of Sugarcoated History 2

Woodrow Wilson was no shrinking White House violet.  His Presidency was outrageously successful legislatively, even in the first two years of his presidency!  A few things he accomplished were the … Continue reading The Bitter Pill of Sugarcoated History 2

Misery Before The Face of Mercy

“Misery should always place itself right in the face of mercy.  Had she known the love of Jesus’ heart, she would have said, “I have but to put myself where … Continue reading Misery Before The Face of Mercy

Finally Able to Cry

Yesterday, I was finally able to cry.  It has been three weeks since the earthquake devastated Haiti, and my heart has been heavy with grief, but somehow I was just … Continue reading Finally Able to Cry

Falling Down

On a table in my living room two statues, once carve by a nameless Haitian artisan, stand.  One is a statue of a Haitian woman, with some burden balanced skillfully atop … Continue reading Falling Down

Haiti’s Treasures

My Dear Haiti, Broken, bleeding, your streets awash with blood and salty tears, take this small comfort- Your treasures are here with me. They are wrapped up in mocha skin … Continue reading Haiti’s Treasures