Desideratum: Something That is Needed or Wanted

  As I sat in the greenhouse at a middle school on Wednesday, I thought of this poem. Sharon, one of my fellow YAVs, shared it with us during our devotional time several nights ago. When I heard "you are a child of the universe... you have a right to be here," I was filled... Continue Reading →


Picture this: November

November was a little more laid back as far as the YAV schedule went. I really enjoyed getting to invest in my work placements and set some goals for the remainder of 2017 and 2018. We got to spend some time with one of the YAV board members, Jane, in November. We went to "The... Continue Reading →

Self-Love In a YAV Year

I woke up this morning on the wrong side of the bed, and that's saying something since one side of my bed is against a wall leaving me with only one exit. Today, it would have been appropriate if flashing signs went off as my feet hit the floor: "caution," "wrong way," "dead end." With... Continue Reading →

October in Photos

One day in October, the Ferncliff staff was informed that a training session would take place the following morning so we could all learn how to unpack, man-handle, and inflate our new bouncy obstacle course. We LAUGHED the whole morning! One weekend in October, I had the privilege of working at an eco-social event here... Continue Reading →

I wish I could show you

I spent eight days at orientation in Stony Point, NY meeting the 60+ other YAVs who will be serving around the world this year. Then, I returned to Little Rock. I'm currently in the midst of another full week of orientation. Needless to say, there's a lot to take in right now. It's been awe... Continue Reading →

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