Vision Forward

Yesterday was the last day of summer camp for GENERATION2050. It was a specially emotional day. We set aside time in the morning for a vision board workshop. Although we had initially planned to create vision boards earlier in the summer, the last day turned out to be the better choice. After seven weeks, the…

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…