Posts by Matt and Cara Smithson

It’s Over.

The desert is not fun but necessary for every believer because it produces humility.  John the Baptist knew this well, and wow, look how humble he was. Whether we want to admit it or not we are all very prideful and at the root of every sin lay pride. Can we humble ourselves? I don’t…

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Balance

For Kaylea’s 16th birthday she wanted to go on a hike across Haiti so we rounded up 9 other friends, one of which flew in from the states, and 1 coerced Matt. If any of you know Matt very well you know that all he wears is croc flip-flops and this hike was no different.…

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Starving

Very few of us have probably ever really been starving. The closest I got was during a 7 days fast about 6 years ago. I do remember though the sensation of being hungry left after just a few days. I believe from what I have seen from people here that you can be starving without…

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Reunification

Over the past year and a half 6 kids have been reunited with family and 2 more are in the process. The government has been involved in all but 1 of those cases which unfortunately is not always a good thing but today I am not going to get into the complex issues of the…

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The Sun Still Rises

I got up this morning early. Not intentionally as I am not a morning person but I’ve never recovered from this time change thing. I woke up asking God to allow me to just listen. One of my friends recently mentioned in our bible study group how we forget to listen for God’s response after…

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The Coffee Cup

Are you ever afraid to be in God’s presence? Afraid that if you are you will fall apart. I had a coffee cup once that had cracks all in it but I could still use it. Then the handle broke off and I glued it back on so I could continue using the cup. But,…

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Look in the Rearview Mirror!

  Have you ever heard people tell you “don’t go through life looking in the rearview mirror”, or “look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror”. Now, if the rearview mirror was not truly beneficial why do we have one? Many time we come to a dead end in our life and in…

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Ghislaine

I don’t know how to grieve or do I? Is this it? Maybe I’m still in shock or maybe this is part of the process. So I’m writing my thoughts because I don’t know what else to do. The “what if’s” haunt you. But could we have ever changed God’s will? No. But I so…

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

A few weekends ago we were able to get away for a few days with friends and go camping. Now, I love camping but it’s a lot of work and with the amount of work we do each day it just didn’t sound like an extremely relaxing getaway however our kids really wanted to go…

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Potholes

I remember when we first moved to Haiti going on a long road trip with more potholes than most could imagine. With me being prone to carsickness even on good roads I vowed to never make that trip again. Marriages problems are like potholes and on the mission field the roads are filled with them.…

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