Mercy in Guatemala

We came to the pueblo of Santa Inez as the cloudy skies glowed in the waning light just before twilight. This particular neighborhood is nestled against lush green hills, slightly above the traffic, noise and bustle of the city of … Continue reading

Ready to Go!

By Dcs. Pamela Boehle-Silva The rains have come to California, providing much needed water to our drought-stricken land.  I don’t know about you, but I take it for granted that I can turn on my faucet and out comes clean … Continue reading

Holy Darkness

Annunciation There was Is Has been And will be An everywhere Fixed And transfixed Within That point in time Wherein One single Simple Open soul Received The potency Of the creative whole. Elizabeth B. Rooney I sit in the waning … Continue reading

He Restores My Soul

Suffering. It comes to all of us. Unbidden, unwanted and intrusive. And yet, it comes. Why do we suffer?  Where is God in our suffering? How and where do we find comfort and peace?  These questions often swirl around us … Continue reading

The Gift Received

“We do not obtain the most precious gifts by going in search of them, but by waiting for them.” Simone Weil. A shadow, a glimpse—some moments are fleeting, never to be thought of again. Others stay with us and imbed … Continue reading

Saving Lives–One Filter at a Time

We hike up the steep cobblestone path leading to even steeper steps and eventually find our way on dirt paths that wind through the various homes tucked in the foliage of the hills above Colonia Hermano Pedro, Guatemala  Far below … Continue reading

Water is Life–6th Annual Taste of Loomis!!

Guatemala, 2017 We hear A LOT about water in California with the drought and all….but at the end of the day, we are still able to turn on the faucet and get clean water. Not so in many parts of … Continue reading

The Girl in the Yellow Dress

It is difficult, near impossible, to write about poverty witnessed in another country.  I haven’t lived it, only witnessed the surface of it. And try as I might, I cannot fully understand it. From my eleven years of traveling to … Continue reading

Memory Box

A couple of months ago, when visiting my mama and step-father, I loaded a rectangular, wooden box into my trunk. This tiny trunk contained treasures I planned to use to create a memory book for my mama. I’d read an … Continue reading

The Places In Between

In this picture, we are sitting together as deaconess and pastor, laughing.  It is October 2016, and I’ve made a surprise visit to Pastor Olak in his rural home in Kenya.  He is the father of Lorna (Olak) Meeker, friend … Continue reading