• Thanksgiving 2012

    Happy Thanksgiving 2012! We’re home! (Translation: I made it through 3 of the 4 flights, but chickened out on the last one and we drove home from Houston!) And speaking of things I’m afraid of… Last week was jam packed … Continue reading


    Dads and Daughters

    Long and bumpy bus rides lead to the loveliest of things around here, and we feel so lucky to have captured so many of them for keeps. We traveled an hour-and-some to the north today. Traffic is tough in downtown … Continue reading

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    The House That Compassion Built – Day 3

    We’re learning so many things about Compassion on this trip. Not just the organization, I’m talking about the noun, too. We leave our hotel every morning at 9:00, and come back with a heart full of the stuff thanks to all the … Continue reading


    Day 2 in Peru – The Day We Met Our Compassion Child

    We met the little girl we sponsor through Compassion today. Our bus pulled up in front of her school around 10 o’clock this morning, and after three months of waiting, two different airplanes, and one very bumpy bus ride- there … Continue reading

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    Compassion in Peru – Day 1

    There’s so much on my heart today. So much I want to tell you. I’m struggling to put Day 1 into words though, so maybe I’ll just start with something simple… We’re in Lima, Peru with Compassion. We’re learning about what they’re … Continue reading


    It’s Almost Time…

    We head to Peru next Monday. My emotions are kind of all over the place right now, and we’re in full-blown preparation mode as of today, but it’s sure to be a life-changing experience, and I really hope you’ll join … Continue reading


    Compassion Bloggers

    My joints and calf are feeling much better now, and of all my moments spent resting & reading on the couch last week, this one was my favorite: The moment my inbox said I had an email from this guy… … Continue reading

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    Compassion International

    In January of 2010, I opened an email about Compassion.   I had never heard of the organization up until that point, but I remember that night as clear as a bell. It was freezing outside, and I was sitting … Continue reading