Touching Eden

Trinity Church’s Girlfriends 2017 Conference begins on January 13, 2017. The theme this year is “Eden.” During this conference, I hope to inspire women to embrace the natural world around them. “Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.”~ ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬…

Giving the Gift of Sustainability

“Vision without action is just a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” ~ Joel A. Barker I have been involved in developing and implementing social service programs for the last sixteen years. In faith-based settings, these types of programs are categorized as “compassion ministries”. Typically in…

The Power of Sustainability

“No one is remembered for what they just planned to do.” ~ Bob Goff Last week, I travelled to Santiago, Dominican Republic with my friend Ani Ruiz Chang to scout out a potential short-term mission trip for Trinity Church’s college interns. We were hosted by Pastor Tony McCreary. Tony has spent the last eight years…

Building A Bridge

  “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18 & 19 (NIV)   We are wrapping up our second week in Cambodia.…

Genesis Rewind

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” Genesis 2:15 (NIV) One book that changed my perspective on social services and poverty alleviation was “When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor….and Yourself”, by Steve Corbett and Brian…

Ten Seeds

“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland” Isaiah 43:19 (NLT) In less than thirty days, I will be back in Cambodia with a team on a new adventure…

From Dreams to Reality

I have been confined to my bed for the last few days with a respiratory infection. Although I really dislike having to stay home in bed, these days have given me time to reflect. One of my reflections has been to look back over the last year and review some of its events. A year…