Friday, January 29, 2010


The story continues. The inertia of what has transpired over the past few weeks will cause continued, forward movement in my life for an awfully long time. How can one divorce the past from the present? In this situation, I suppose the answer is, "you can't." In Haiti right now, the past IS the present. Their story continues. "Ayiti craze," they're saying. "Haiti is broken." Just because I am now home and comfortable doesn't mean their reality has suddenly gotten better too. As I write (laptop, coffee, golden retriever,... you get the idea), whining about my mosquito bites, the precious people of Haiti today, right this minute, are struggling with overwhelming pain and loss. This is reality for Haiti. This is IT.

In response to this realization, then, I choose to do more. What, exactly, that will look like remains to be figured out. I do have my ideas and am working through all that.

As I do, the stories and experiences, hopefully, will be slowly sorted out in my brain, a mental defrag. This blog experiment will morph, then, into a collection (and recollection) of stories and thoughts, an online journal. If this is all just too much for you, then I understand. I have appreciated so much your prayers and interest and encouraging comments. But I do invite you to follow along in this no-less-than spiritual journey of mine. The way I figure it, we're all journey-ers. I guess I'm just crazy enough to blog it.

Stay tuned. Stories and pictures to follow.



Anonymous said...

Welcome home, Steve! We have been following your blog faithfully and work and at home. You and your family have been in our thoughts and our prayers. What a journey you have been on-- thank you so much for sharing it with us. It's been a blessing to read it every day and, because of it, my thoughts and prayers continue for the people of Haiti. God bless you and your wonderful family, who consistently love and support you on this journey.

Lisa D
(If that neck is still sore.....:)!)

Anonymous said...

Steve, what a wonderfully refreshing blessing it is to be able to see/read about your adventure in obedience! You felt the calling and answered. We are all humbled. We pray for you and your family and thank you all for your sacrifice. You have inspired my 17 yr old to 'do something.' She's working on a design and calling it 'Hands for Haiti' and wants to donate all of the monies to you and your future trips to Haiti. She would love to meet with you sometime to talk about it. Again, thanks for being you!
The Wenzels
Jeff, Kendra, Paige, Sydney, Christian and Emma

Anonymous said...

Steve I don't wonder why you love Haiti it's the same reason that I also love Haiti Mark

Troy and Ann said...

You have put feet to our prayers for the people of Haiti and we thank you for that. We have followed your blogs religiously and can only imagine how sad those coditions make you feel but also how thankful you are to the Lord for the ability he has given you to help those people. We are continuing to pray for you and the Haitian people. You are a wonderful example of how God's love works when a person is willing to obey.

Anonymous said...

After reading the last two posts, all I can say is, "WOW"!!!!!! I sit hear with tears in my eyes. I shouldn't be so surprised, knowing what a wonderful man of God you are. You have certainly been a blessing to many, many people. Here and in Haiti. I can't wait to hear more.

Sheryl Smith

Anonymous said...

Just got home from a 5 day trip and couldn't wait to see what you had updated on your blog.....loved the pictures of the kids with you. Thanks for being the poster of obedience and leaving our "comfortable" lives to live out what God told you to do.....You will be richly rewarded. Thanks for the example you have set for us and our kids!!! L. L.