Today I Choose Joy

​At this point in my year it has become routine. Each day I wake up around the same time, lay in my bed for a few minutes huddled in the nest of cozy blankets and pillows I swaddled myself with throughout the night, and try to conjure the energy to move. When I finally muster… Continue reading

Hello April

“We dance even if there’s no radio. We drink at funerals. We talk too much and laugh too loud and live too large and, frankly, we’re suspicious of others who don’t.” Chris Rose The longer I live in New Orleans the more I acclimate. I have taken to using my car horn in traffic, moaning… Continue reading

A Week With JMU

Our JMU group did great work while they were here as we awaited the terrible rainstorm that we never got…Fortunately we were able to get both the upstairs and down stairs porches much further along! Both of them have at least one coat of fresh paint (which sounds much more laborious than you would think.… Continue reading

Welcome Students

The season has come upon us where colleges have begun spring breaks, and service minded philanthropic individuals choose New Orleans as their service venue. Just the other week we have Stetson University and the University of Michigan here to help. Joined by a father and son, and a small group from the Shenandoah Presbytery, our… Continue reading