Thursday, June 14, 2012

Road Less Traveled

After several Fridays off due to weddings and a week in Haiti, I'm back to 5 minute Friday where I join with other writers to write purely for the joy of the craft. Unscripted. Unedited. Real. Today's word....


My feet beat the jungle path, a tiny black hand in each of mine - a daily posture in every village we visited. Every house a new adventure, an unknown conversation, an opportunity.

For 7 days and over miles and multiple villages, we traveled, by bus or by foot. Each moment authentic, intentional, raw.We took good news of the "best way" as the Haitians call it.

I can't help but think that life is better there, even though they have nothing. They understand dependency on the only One who can Provide. They are traveling the right path. I wonder if we've lost sight of the path here in our comfortable, American culture.

We are called to live intentionally, authentically, like we did in Haiti. Make the most of every opportunity. Approach any house the Lord places in our path, gathering around the porch, and praying for one another, sharing the love of Jesus, being His hands and feet.

The same God that thrives in the simplicity of Haiti, exists in the bustle of Dallas. The people here are no different. They still need me to show the love of Jesus. And it's amazing that it took a trek on a jungle path to illuminate the path I often miss in my concrete jungle at home.

Are you on the right path?

Linking up with the Gypsy Mama.


  1. This is great and so on my heart right now. Blessings to you and this is my first week linking up and I'm so glad your post was right before mine!

  2. Yes!

    There's nothing like traveling down a path from another culture to shake us awake and give us new vision and understanding.

  3. We are so spoiled in America...You would probably love the book 7 by Jen Hatmaker...all about excess. I do sometimes feel that it is harder to penetrate the American heart for Jesus because their isn't as much dependency here and there is a whole lot of opportunities to depend on other substances and things.

    Great reminder that this is no excuse. I have an elderly couple next door that I have begun to witness to, but I am not sure when or if to fully share the gospel. Pray for me. Blessing to you!

  4.  Love this. I'd so like to go to Haiti. Or any international mission trip at this point. Someday :)  Thanks for sharing part of your journey.

    Please feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

  5. Visited from gypsymama! Enjoyed your writing...right with you on sharing the love of Jesus here in America but it seems people are desperate and ready for Jesus in those other countries more...praying for revival. Elizabeth @

  6. I hope you keep linking up! I love this community! Thanks for stopping by.

  7. That sounds like the voice of experience. Thanks for reading!

  8. Praying for you! Share the gospel both by your words and your actions. It sounds like you have an awesome opportunity to build a relationship with them as you share. It is always encouraging that the Lord asks us to be faithful, and He takes care of the results.

  9. Take the plunge and go! Someday is today. Trust me, you'll always have reservations or things come up. Just make the time and go!