Not all folks are easy to serve – if you’ve served others you’re feeling what I’m saying 😉 One of Accolade’s program fellas was particularly unruly in the beginning years. Over the past 6 years he has presented many an opportunity for staff to learn and practice patience, consistency and self-control. Following the recent earthquake […]
Anyone out there feeling a little disombobulated? Maybe mildly depressed, waking up to some unexplained feelings of unease / anxiety? You are not alone and we are not without hope, praise Jesus! At some point early in my nursing career a wise counselor to patients told me he could cure depression if only he could […]
We had an eventful day today. It started with a flat tire (actually shredded tire) on the boat trailer at O’dark thirty on highway who knows where.. We took it in stride, placed the spare and kept going. A slow start at the lake led to productive large mouth bass but an early end to […]
I had been visiting &/or working alongside Haitians, in Haiti, for several years. The people we love and worked alongside were my people and I was their people. I felt as though I belonged, so to speak. I very vividly remember the first time it happened. A Haitian friend and I were walking down a […]
I feel a responsibility to tell them the truth but at the same time I want to isolate them from the reality. My heart aches, my gut wrenches, at times I am physically stricken with nausea. I attempt to choose words wisely between myself and leadership in Haiti, guarding their minds from my toxic thoughts. […]
My thoughts are firing so quickly they exhaust me. It was only a matter of time, we knew Coronavirus would eventually arrive in Haiti. Amid prayers for the world and the U.S., prayers for medical personnel making unfathomably difficult decisions, prayers for our families and for our own strength and courage we braced ourselves for […]
Thank you to these 44 students, Principal Jerry Brown, Teachers and all support staff of Trinity for coming together for CLIMB. We look forward to telling the program participants and staff of Accolade for Saving Lives in Haiti all about your school and your hard work for them!
I was hiking a state park in Oregon this week, a park filled with stunning, powerful waterfalls; a rain forest, in fact. I was steeped in an intense sense of awe and splendor when suddenly it felt as though I had been punched in the gut. The intensity stopped me in my tracks. Gallons of […]
Allow me to introduce you to Tikilene, one of the most incredible human beings you could be privileged to meet. Tikilene and her husband have three sons and one daughter, all of whom have completed high school &/or are working their way through a college education. Tikilene gives all credit to the grace of God, […]
Hope revealed through a man and his rescue dog.