Market Offers Wealth of Tradition—and Veggies—for Immigrant Farmers

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Markets like Crossroads support immigrant farmers by connecting them with other immigrants, making it easy to exchange knowledge, and helping them find a way to return to their agrarian roots. The Crossroads farmers’ market is known statewide for being the first farmers market in Maryland to electronically accept various types of nutrition benefit programs: food stamps, known […]















Immigration and Incarnation

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This is an article I wrote recently for Shalom Connections, a newsletter for the Shalom Missions Communities. It’s a good summary and synthesis of our time in Bolivia. If it is about the journey and not the destination, then our family has certainly been in the midst of it for the past year or so. […]















How It Feels To Be Deported

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I wanted to give an update to my loyal readers (It’s officially plural now that Martin Lack is reading) about some changes in my current work and context. First, let me explain that my method for blogging while living in rural Bolivia was to write posts at my leisure and then schedule posts when we […]















Thoughts On Coming and Going

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And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” (Luke 9:58 NRSV cf Mt 8:20) Yesterday we let go of the last of our possessions, including our house and our car. It was a strange feeling walking to […]















The Long and Short of It

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I would like to take some time to connect some of these dots for us, then share with you about the work at the World Hunger Farm and finally ask what this means for Meadow Oaks and what God is doing in this place. … We haven’t always known quite how it was going to work out, but again and again God has been faithful to provide for us and confirmed this calling through words of encouragement and reminders that this was for real.















Who Feeds Us?

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Who Feeds Us? is a new series from Eat. Drink. Better. which according to the site attempts “to investigate the lives of our farm workers. Who picks our crops and packages our meals and how are they treated in our name? What do we implicitly sanction as we swipe our debit cards through the checkout […]