Bee-ing Hopeful in 2017

“But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.” ~ Psalm‬ ‭39:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬ 2016 has been an amazing year filled with new ideas, opportunity, adventure, and victory, as well as unexpected challenges and disappointments. Yet, throughout the year, God continued to provide a clear thread of hope, goodness, and powerful collaboration…

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…

My Beekeeping Adventures

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” ~ Abraham Lincoln             A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about my budding interest in honeybees and beekeeping. Since that time, I have been able to begin a certified beekeepers course offered by the Broward Beekeeper’s Association,…

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…

A New Adventure

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~ Oprah Winfrey Twenty years ago, I traveled to Mexico as a member of a humanitarian missions construction team. I don’t know what I was expecting but I found myself, homesick, damp, cold, and bewildered. The level of poverty in the…

The Best is Now

“God said to Moses, “ I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘ I am has sent me to you.’ ”” ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭3:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬ “The best is yet to come” is a very popular saying in our culture. But since I have been here in Cambodia this…

Building Powerful Partnerships

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams During my years as the Executive Director at Peacemaker Family Center (PFC) in Miami, Florida, I have learned that community development cannot happen without collaboration between energized leaders joining their efforts around…