KTECH Brings Hope

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” ~ Desmond Tutu One of the highlights of my recent trip to Cambodia was initiating the first KTECH Academy cohort. My vision for KTECH Academy is to reduce the risk of women and children in developing countries becoming trapped in…

Opportunity and Hope

I am an optimist. The work that I am involved with keeps me optimistic.  Even though current events suggest otherwise, I continue to believe there is always hope. I believe there is always hope for positive change. As an optimist, I gravitate towards working with people on projects that focus on instigating positive change in the…

Changing The World

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead   During our Children of Inmates, Inc. (COI) March 2016 Bonding Visits, I met photojournalist Isadora Kosofsky. She had flown in from Los Angeles to travel with our team across…

Mapping Out a Future

“Fear will give us a reason not to try.  Hope will give us a reason not to listen.” ~ Bob Goff   Recently, Christina Benedict and I had the opportunity to visit MAP International’s state-of-the-art pharmaceutical warehouse in Brunswick, Georgia. Christina is a member of my Cambodia Missions Team. Together, we toured MAP’s warehouse and talked…

The Wait is Over!

(Repost from The THRIVE Journal, September 6, 2013) “Good things come to those who wait.” ~ Unknown The wait is over! Noah Freeman was born last night! An 8 pounds, 19.5 inch miracle. I wish I had a picture that I could share right now, but I have to wait for his publicist to release…

Waiting for Baby Noah

(Repost from The THRIVE Journal, September 5, 2013) “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.” (Psalms 62:5 NLT) I am waiting impatiently for my grandson, Noah, to be born. Noah is my first grandchild and the first child of my son, Zachary, and his wife Daniella. His…

Maintaining Hope

“I rise before the dawning of the morning, And cry for help; I hope in Your word.” Psalm 119:147 NKJV This summer, I was busy creating a segment of the curriculum for the Children of Inmates (COI) Teen Leadership Summer Program 2013 entitled “Daily Motivational Thoughts.” During this summer program, the teens received a daily…