3 Ways Frequent Travelers Can Live the Year of Mercy with Airport Chaplains

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The human heart plans the way, but the LORD directs the steps. Proverbs 16:9 Can being a road warrior or a frequent flyer be a call to participate in the Year of Mercy in a unique way? Can all of those hours spent waiting in airport terminals–or dashing through them to catch a tight connection–really be [Read More...]

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Making Crosses and Counting Blessings

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I’m in a bit of a funk today. Perhaps it’s to be expected. I woke up in my own bed for the first time since the morning of July 6th. And instead of feeling comforted by the sound of my wonderful husband still slumbering nearby, I felt overwhelmed by the massive “to do” list scrambling [Read More...]

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New York Times Features Art in Rwanda

Today, I continue my 100 day series remembering the twentieth anniversary of Rwandan genocide. Please join me in prayer for those lives lost and impacted in this tragedy. #NeverAgain. LMH Last week, the New York Times ran an article in their travel section entitled In Rwanda, Looking to Art to Soothe. The piece offered a compelling [Read More...]

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Rwanda Journal #12: What I’ve Learned & How I Feel

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Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. Today for the first time since returning home from Rwanda last Sunday night, I’m feeling back to “normal” physically. My ears have stopped ringing from thirty plus hours in the air, my ankles are back to their normal shape, and I no longer feel like bursting into [Read More...]

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Rwanda Journal #11: SILC, Strategic Support and a Celebration

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Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. While my body is officially back home in Fresno, California today, my heart and mind remain torn between this place and the green hills of Rwanda, half a world away. Over the next few weeks, I will continue to share my reactions to the experience I’ve enjoyed [Read More...]

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Rwanda Journal #10: A Bishop, A Bashed Nose, Goodies and Experts

Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. First of all, please accept my apologies for the abbreviated post yesterday. While the hotel we stayed in — the Centre Saint Andre owned by the Diocese of Kabgayi in the Muhanga district was beautiful, the Internet connectivity (and the hot water — as my photos will [Read More...]

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Rwanda Journal #9: Holy Mass, Coffee Growers, Genocide Memorial and Our Lady of Kibeho

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Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. Mass, Our Lady of Wisdom, Diocese of Butare This day started with an early wake up call — we were off to Mass bright and early at Our Lady of the Miracles, the Cathedral in the Diocese of Butare. As a gift to our group, our celebrant [Read More...]

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Rwanda Journal #8: Grief, Forgiveness, New Friendships and Selfies

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Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. Today’s journal entry is going to be exceptionally short. While the day was filled with amazing memories, I am operating on three hours sleep (too much Rwandan coffee yesterday!) and less than ideal working conditions. My “office” tonight has me perched on the edge of the bathtub [Read More...]

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Rwanda Journal #7: CRS Rwanda, Episcopal Conference & Kigali Memorial Centre

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Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. The more time I spend in Rwanda, the more I see it as an amazing place of both contradictions and of consistencies. Permit me to ponder this for a few moments before I recap today’s amazing highlights. First: contradictions. This came to my mind today when a [Read More...]

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Rwanda Journal #6: Arriving in Kigali, Rwanda

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Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. Greetings from Kigali, the capital city of the country of Rwanda and our first destination after a very long day of travel. Praise be to God, our flights were completely uneventful. After a four hour layover in Ethiopia, I hit “the wall” — the lack of sleep [Read More...]

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