Finding Joy


There are no hopeless situations. There are only men who have grown hopeless about them. – Clare Boothe Luce

Life always has a way of presenting you with situations, some normal, some common, some funny, but some seemingly hopeless. Let me tell you something… there is always hope. If you are breathing-there is hope, if you are alive-there is hope. Continue reading “Finding Joy”




“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”
-Martin Luther King

We arrived at a small town down a long winding road, surrounded by mountains and divided from the rest of the world by a river that you can only cross one vehicle at a time over a small, rickety bridge. This town is correctly named protección,  this means protection in English.

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ah… the word devotion, such a heavy, weighty word. This word has many different meanings to many different people, Devotion has many faces, there is the mother devoted to her child, the priest devoted to his church, the drug addict devoted to his addiction- different faces with one thing in common, they give of themselves freely and adamantly to the focus of their devotion.

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The land that freed me

kristi pineda at 18
Kristi Pineda in Honduras

“In times like these, it is good to remember that there have always been times like these”
-Paul Harvey

I did not know what to expect going to Honduras. Only eighteen and, apart from a trip to Costa Rica, barely having even explored much of my own city, much less anywhere else.

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