Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bondye Bon!

For those of you who have read my blog for at least a year, you know that my trip to Haiti in March 2010 had a significant impact.

It took my breath away.

It changed my vision and gave me new perspective.

My rightness became wrong.

Still and yet, God is good.

As the ebb and flow of life continues, I have had to learn not to float in my own comfort or drown in the riptide of wanting to change everything. Seven days – one simple week – made more of an impact than the 40-something years that passed before it.

Still and yet, God is good.

Realistically, I know those seven days did little to change the lives of the Haitians I encountered. I, however, was forever altered.

Change isn’t always evident to the naked eye. Matters of heart and soul flow deep at first much like a freshwater spring bubbling up from the depths below. I am still bubbling, my friends, with a trickle here and there that gives witness to the process.

Still and yet, God is good.

In five short days, I will leave again for that fractured island. My time there will be the dichotomy that is Haiti. Part of my days will be spent celebrating the school that was built on top of a mountain and the other half will be sharing life with those who remain in tents close to 17 months after the earthquake. Yet, in the midst of extremes there will be One who knits it all together. He is there – always.

Bondye Bon. (Kreyol for God is good)

All the time.

© A Sacred Longing 2009-2011


  1. I am so excited for you to be able to go back. Having seen the change you refer to first-hand, I am excited to see what God will do in your lives next! Love to you my friend. ♥

  2. praying that God will pour out mightily while you are there! i love your heart for service as i am longing myself to go back to Nicaragua...

  3. I'm so glad you are going again; undoubtedly God will build upon your heart's previous layer with a richness and depth that can only come with second go-arounds. I pray your heart enlarged, your faith increased, and your perspective forever broadened for the kingdom of God. You are precious to me.


  4. Praying for a succesful trip:)

  5. Denise,
    Thank you for sharing part of your journeys with us.

    Praying for you as you go back to Haiti.


  6. I think it is wonderful you are going back. So often we go, are impacted... and then kinda fall back into routine and forget. What a blessing you will be there. Prayers for a great trip!

  7. Praying for you!