Who Was Barrabbus?

During the Easter season last year (2015) while watching “The Passion” movie, one of the characters caught my attention. For those of you who are familiar with the passages that we read each Easter you know the name, Barrabbus. Barrabbus pops up in the middle of the story and then is gone again. In all…

Merry Christmas

Christmas day 2014 has finally arrived! Beautifully wrapped presents that have been sitting neatly under the tree for weeks have now been ripped open leaving behind a pile of paper carnage. Children and adults alike will spend the next few days enjoying the gifts they received and reminiscing of the time they had with family….

Salt and Light

The whole month of November, leading up to Thanksgiving, my social media news feeds have been full of what my friends are thankful for. Last week as Nick, the girls and I were preparing a Thanksgiving meal that we would share with our Dominican family I thought about all the things that I had to be thankful…

Settling In

Hello friends and family! I hope everyone is doing well and finding some way to glorify Him. The Hartsfield family has had some exciting days and weeks since my last post. Feel free to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and keep up with us daily. We have now been here in the Dominican…

Timing is Everything, Well Almost

In this age of email, txt messages, twitter, Facebook, InstaGram, and every app you can imagine we have all become accustomed to instantaneous feedback. Most of us have forgotten (or have never known) what it was like to drop a letter in the mail and wait for a response. Chances are my kids will never…

Just Give!

Most of you know that in July Nick and I returned to the Dominican to work out some logistics for our move. On this particular trip I struggled with the vast number of people who needed or were asking for help. Brian Berman suggested that I read the book When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett. It was…

Home

No matter who you are or what your background is, chances are, there is a place somewhere on this planet that you call home. Home takes on a different appearance to different people and even changes as we walk through life. However, I would venture to say that we all associate a level of comfort…

Agape Flights

We had the opportunity to visit Agape Flights in Venice, FL this weekend and I have to admit that I have discovered yet another operation that just blows me away. Agape Flights has been around for over 30 years and serves as an integral lifeline to more than 350 missionary families serving throughout the Caribbean….