Week two of my very first series was inspired, as most things in my life are, by television. Last week I watched an episode of 30 Rock about a baseball team in a poor neighborhood. Amidst the expected racial and socio-economic jokes, there was a lesson to be learned. So I watched it again and … Continue reading Short Term Missions Mondays: What Alec Baldwin Taught Me About Missions
This week was a perfectly ordinary one spent at home with my cat. Each day I went to school, came home for lunch, reading, and a nap, tutored, wrote a chapter of Grayson (second draft, let's do this), read some more, and watched TV. It was great. Four weeks from today I'll be in Brooklyn. Articles … Continue reading Check this out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB8dU4fkG1s&feature=youtu.be "In this short documentary, JAY Z's Life+Times tracks the personal journey of Robinson Canó to the Seattle Mariners from San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic, delving into the prevailing youth baseball culture there through the eyes of a native son." This video is a great representation of the city both Robinson and … Continue reading Where He’s From, Where I Live
I might have done this backwards - first looking forward to 2014 and then looking back at 2013 - but here it is, my highlights of the past year. First, ringing in the New Year with the Mulberry Community! Independence Day in San Pedro! My trip to Jarabacoa with Nicole! Strawberry was born! Teaching an … Continue reading Highlights of 2013
Yesterday was IBEM's 10th annual Women's Conference. (IBEM is my Dominican church - Iglesia Bautista Evangelica de Macoris). It was my 2nd annual Women's Conference and I have to be honest, in the days preceding I wasn't super excited about it. I certainly wasn't dreading it, but I remember last year being hot and long … Continue reading Saturdays with Suzanne
Yesterday was the first baseball game of the season. I don't know if you know this about San Pedro de Macoris but around here baseball is a big deal. This city ships out more major league baseball players than any city in the world. Seriously. Heard of Sammy Sosa? He's from San Pedro. Robinson Cano? … Continue reading Vamos Estrellas!