'shine your eyes’ is a phrase that I picked up in liberia, west africa. it means to open your eyes and see the Truth. this is my hope for people everywhere, myself included, that we will continually be transformed to see and be the ideals God has set forth as the Kingdom. the book of isaiah says it this way:

'see, a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with justice. each man will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land. then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen. the mind of the rash will understand, and the stammering tongue will be fluent and clear.’ isaiah 32:1-4

currently this is taking shape in my life working with bahamas habitat. we are working to provide aviation support to bahamas methodist habitat, a hurricane relief/sub-standard housing repair organization based in the bahamas. know that we would love for you to come spend some time with us as we take part in all the beautiful ways that God is loving His creation.

in the words of mother teresa, “pray for me that i not loosen my grip on the hands of Jesus even under the guise of ministering to the poor.” and i pray that in all that you do, whether coming to the bahamas, serving in haiti or celebrating life in your part of the world that you will simply love and come and see all that God has for us. let this place be a place of celebration and conversation for us to greater understand life with one another.

‘and because of our faith, He has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand. and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has in mind for us to be.’ –romans 5:2



top 20 for a rockstar summer

i'm determined that this summer will rock. i have a few things in mind that will make this bahamian summer complete:

1.) catch a bonefish (this implies that i really learn to fly fish...i'm on my way! still just practicing the cast-no fly yet)
2.) surf at surfer's
3.) play ultimate frisbee at gaulding cay
4.) go camping in abaco
5.) think about, and possibly, jumping off the rainbow cliffs (yikes!)
6.) out for good music: elvina's and cocodimama
7.) support ghana beyond france in the world cup to avoid losing a bet with a stiff wager: watching the exorcism of emily rose
8.) saturday-style kickball game in JC
9.) spear a grouper or a lobster
10.) visit the haitian farm at camp
11.) explore spanish wells
12.) lighthouse beach
13.) grow something from a seed and not kill it
14.) hitchhike
15.) night swim in the sea
16.) take jc kids flying
17.) hatchet bay caves
18.) bake bread with mrs. white
19.) go to a bahamian wedding (horatio and/or godfrey's)
20.) jc softball games

*bonus/unrealistic: take an invitation to lenny kravitz house to swim and sing a song*

summer reading list:
the hole in our gospel richard stearns
the heartbreaking work of staggering genius dave eggers
the confessions st. augustine
surprised by hope nt wright


  1. baha. my favorite was the bonus. ha.

  2. 1 and 9 NO! If I can't fish in my precious gulf then nobody can fish anywhere. Good luck with the rest. And you had better get to reading.