Real contentment has nothing to do with either prosperity or poverty. Contentment is an inside job, the result of knowing God and living life against the backdrop of eternity.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

i'm on a horse

It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, and don't take yourself too seriously—take God seriously. [Micah 6:8]

Why do weekends fly by?! Kelly, Zach and I finally know how to set up our diving gear thanks to Stevae, our amazing instructor from Myrtle Beach, SC. I swear the Carolinas are taking over Roatan, Honduras. We went to a benefit on Saturday night in Brick Bay for a woman fighting cancer. We sang some songs and busted some moves.

There was an olympic qualifier triathlon here this morning and Roatan's 1 main road was closed so we all got up early, walked to West Bay and cheered on the masses. Oh yeah, and danced the Papa Americano for at least 3 hours. Clay and Max know how to work it!!

Erin's friend Ian/Spanky was in town and graciously offered for us to ride horses and visit his farm on the island. We drove through the beautiful Flowers Bay with the top to the jeep off, just loving life. Riding around on the back of Kelly's moto has been very freeing as well.

After bumping up a long, dusty dirt road we made it to the beautiful stables and hiked around the mountain. It was gorgeous to say the least. We ended the weekend worshipping with our friends and family at Pastor Jeremy's house, overlooking the Caribbean.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


"If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world." [C.S. Lewis]

Apologies for the bloggy blog hiatus, January brought lots of new and exciting changes here in Roatan and if we're not sleeping, we are either: practicing dance moves for All Nations Day, grading exams, playing beach volleyball, mentoring/tutoring, getting SCUBA certified or getting dominated playing Rock Band.

I had a wonderful week and a half back in the states visiting friends and family for the holidays. It flew by. Thanks to all of you who were able to make it to my party! It was a white Christmas in Charlotte and I have to admit it was beautiful considering I left Caribbean temperatures back in Honduras. I was able to head to Charleston for New Years Eve at th SC Aquarium, it was phenomenal. I surely miss all my girls there, pumped Rach is coming to visit in March!

Our Senior class has a social project that they are required to complete before graduating which involves many community service hours around the island. We planted donated palm trees one Saturday, good times in the neighborhood.

Some of my sweet 7th graders.

More to come! Mucho amor!