10 Years After the Devastating Earthquake in Haiti

Today, January 12, 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the big earthquake, the “goudougoudou” in Haiti. To mark this important day  the Modern Day Church Lady is proud to reissue the…

A Powerful Tale of Hope: After the 2010 Earthquake

Today, January 12, 2018 marks the 8th anniversary of the big earthquake, the “goudougoudou” in Haiti. To mark this important day and celebrate all the progress that has been made,…

Women: Tell Your Story Loud and Proud

There has been some good news lately about giving the female voice a bigger role in important institutions. It is heartening to see the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…

Cooking Up Morning Memories

  Star Anise is a taste and scent that always brings me back to mornings in Haiti. I have visited Haiti twice in the last year as a guest of…

Modern Day Church Lady Adventure Pack

One of the best gifts I received this Christmas Season was my “Modern Day Church Lady Adventure Pack,” from my good friend and fellow Modern Day Church Lady, Valerie Mossman-Celestin,…

Taking the Asset-Based Approach Home

It seems to me that the asset-based way of thinking can be applied to those of us living in the developed world. Asset-based community development focuses on the strength and…

New Eyes to See With

In tiptoeing my way into the world of global development, one of the concepts this Modern Day Church Lady (MDCL) learned about was asset-based community development. Asset-based development seeks out…