I am amazed when I think that I have been on this journey here in Nicaragua for over 6 years. In that time I have had many opportunities to share love, hope and faith to numerous folks in dozens of different ways. Again this musing is not to focus on me or accomplishments. They never … Continue reading

Our Shared Hope

I hope everyone has or is having the most wonderful of Christmases. This time of year we always take a moment to take stock and review what’s gone on the previous year. I could tell you about the over 5 tons of rice that has been distributed. You might want to hear about the thousands … Continue reading


The biggest curiosity I have found in living here in Nicaragua is the difference between people from the exact same circumstances and culture yet have diametrically opposed viewpoints on life. Some folks do what most of us would do in a similar situation and give the same deck of cards, so to speak. These are … Continue reading


Muriel is one of my students. She lives with her grandmother. She doesn’t see her mother who is in Costa Rica, working. She doesn’t know her father. But she works hard! She studies every day, is at the top of her class and washes dishes at one of the local restaurants at night. She is … Continue reading

A baseball team

Let me tell you about Mario. Mario has a baseball team. It is young people from our poorest barrio. The range from 9-15 in ages.  He works tirelessly for these boys. He has helped provide them with computer classes, English classes and so much more. He is one of the good guys. The reason I … Continue reading

The blog is back!

If you are reading this, the. I don’t have to tell you that our blog site is back up and running. I have missed sharing some of these missives with you. But now we have been assured that the technical difficulties are over and we can confidently move forward with the weekly musings. Granada itself … Continue reading

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