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 with ’em. Planes, pills, and unfamiliar places, chock full of scraggly stray dogs. But there’s nothing […]

Dads and Daughters

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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 Lima  (signs and lights act more like “suggestions” here), but I’m fascinated by the variety […]

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 folks we’re meeting. Today, we spent time with a woman named Nicolasa. She lives at […]

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

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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 she was…standing 10 feet away from us. She was holding up a big paper sign […]

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 doing to release children, one-by-one, from poverty. We’re witnessing firsthand how they work holistically with […]

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 us for the journey, too. Kevin and I will be blogging from Lima once every evening, […]

Compassion Bloggers

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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… His name is Shaun Groves, and he works with Compassion– a child sponsorship and advocacy organization. […]

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 on our mattress in our bedroom- checking my email on our laptop. The bedroom door […]