Author Archives: David and Sharron Mathis

A different view of Haiti…and the stars

Recently, we did something we’ve been wanting to do with our team and some dear friends. There is a hike well known by expats in Haiti from an area called Furcy to Jacmel.  27 miles.  TWENTY-SEVEN miles across some of Haiti’s … Continue reading

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Timely blooming…

On this overcast Easter morning here in Haiti, as I sit with my coffee looking out my window I can see passion fruit ready to be plucked from its vine.  Since moving to Haiti, each year at this time, I’m … Continue reading

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The Pearl

(sand? or as some believe, a parasite) In moments when irritants threaten to overwhelm me, I need to take a step back and ask myself…again…what, instead of Who am I fixing my eyes on? This week in a moment of … Continue reading

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An ache deep within…

  Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are Mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, … Continue reading

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My man lives with purpose…

   “Lè yon papa se moun serye, li fè sa ki dwat. Sa bon nèt pou pitit li yo.”  Pwovèb 20:7 “The godly walk with integrity;  blessed are their children who follow them.”  Proverbs 20:7 Recently in a large group … Continue reading

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Lavi se bèl bagay… life is a beautiful thing

“It’s true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”  (Margaret Hungerford). Not all people have the same ideas about what is seen as beautiful. Today is Mother’s Day in Haiti.  Even on this Sunday, before we left for … Continue reading

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Chosen by God to be a Mother…

Our first gift on this day is that “Mother’s Day” is celebrated on a Sunday!  A day we choose to try to rest in the Lord, to focus on Him, to be renewed and refreshed by His Spirit.  I’m grateful … Continue reading

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Will I ever learn…

…the Lord is ALIVE in me and FAITHFUL even when I’m not in tune to His Spirit.  His patience with me when I am completely wrapped up in myself can bring me to my knees…once I remember that’s where I … Continue reading

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Using the little things to make me stronger…

I sit here this morning considering what the circumstances of life may be calling me to do today that I don’t feel capable of doing on my own. Dave is gone for the next 10 days.  This isn’t a problem … Continue reading

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Motherhood

The moment a child is born…a mother is born.  It’s a thankless job at times…if I’m truthful, more often than not. The worry, the work, the direction, the protection, that gave us security and a sense of belonging.  The freedom … Continue reading

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