The Art and Science of Cheesemaking

After a very busy weekend at Trinity Church’s Girlfriends Conference 2017, I got on an airplane and flew out to Walla Walla, Washington with my friends, professional chefs, Donna Caudill and Grace Low to visit Monteillet Fromagerie.  Founded by Pierre-Louis and Joan Monteillet 20 years ago, Monteillet Fromagerie was the first farmstead artisanal cheese facility…

Bee Community

Go to the bee, thou poet, consider her ways and be wise. ~George Bernard Shaw I am really enjoying bee-ing a student again in the certified beekeeper course. A few days ago, we learned how to transfer honey bees from a NUC box to a full-size hive box. In the photo above, we were just…

An Urban Bee Sanctuary

“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.” ~ George Eliot I live in South Florida. I woke up this morning so thankful that Hurricane Matthew passed by leaving little or no trace that it had been here. Hurricanes are a reminder that nature can be…

Serving Without Fear

“I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them.” ~ Bob Goff In less than three months, a diverse team of servant leaders will leave Trinity Church for Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This will be my fourth opportunity to lead a Trinity Mission Team to Cambodia and my fifth…

Kid Power Organics

Kid Power Organics is committed to educating kids. 10% of all our sales support the Kid Power Organics Handwashing Project at Light of Future Schools. When I traveled to Cambodia for the first time in October 2013, I had no idea how that particular mission trip would impact my life. My introduction to Cambodia and…

Sustainable Compassion

“So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.” ~ Florence Nightingale, English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. Over the last 16 years, I have been involved in developing and implementing social…

Placed In The Garden

“Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made.” ~ Genesis 2:8 (NLT) I woke up early this morning and decided to walk outside to take pictures. The first day of vacation is always hard for me. I wake up early, feeling like…