This post is from my good friend Robin Howell, who leaves for Guatemala this month. All summer, she’s been leading short term mission trips and preparing for a new season of life. You can find more of her brilliant writing and ways to support her by clicking here. Do you ever just need to pause? … Continue reading Sweet Surrender
This is a guest blog from Chase Glantz. You can read more of Chase’s writing here. “Shut up! We’re trying to pray!” Our kind, but very serious, Romanian caretaker yelled to a boisterous gang outside. After a moment of awkward stillness, her heels clicked back on the tile and she half smiled, “Okay. Now we … Continue reading Shut Up and Pray
I have this memory that comes up every now and again when the weather is dancing in the half-way place between summertime and autumn. In it, there is a market full of fresh flowers and a German woman teaching me the names of the potted herbs. ”Basilikum. Rosemarin. Salbei.” “Basil. Rosemary. Sage.” Her arms are … Continue reading It Didn’t Happen Like I Planned It
This is a guest post from Chase Glantz, a Storyteller in the Marketing Department of Adventures in Missions. Chase shares more of his thoughts here. The pastor in Sumbawanga, Tanzania said plainly, “We’ve been praying for you for months. You are the answer to our prayers.” My first thought was, “Oh shit.I really hope not.” … Continue reading Faith Made Flesh
This is a guest post from Chichi Agorom, a student at Denver Seminary. You can read more of her writing here. I read recently in one of those simple yet life-altering books about life, that the pattern of the Christian life is one of life after death. It’s the cycle we adhere to – … Continue reading To Embrace Death
I woke up this morning and tried to convince myself today would be glorious. Honestly, I didn’t really feel like it would be good, let alone glorious. Still, I pushed myself out of bed, started the kettle for tea and set about get ready for the day. I had quiet time with the Lord and drank … Continue reading How to Get My Head Out of My… Well, You Know.
“I know your works, your toil, and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown … Continue reading He Loves Me
This is a guest post from Stephanie South, a graduate student at American University. You can follow her blog here. The last four months of my life have been about showing up to yoga class and science experiments. Specifically, experiments I remember doing in fourth grade that was meant to teach me about surface tension. … Continue reading What To Do In the Tension.
When I was in college, I took a poetry class. My professor was a woman who carried as many poems around with her as there were political buttons pinned to her leather coat. With such a teacher, our poetry was less about gardens flecked with mid-morning sun, and more about the broken lines of sidewalk in … Continue reading I Carry Your Heart With Me
To be brief, January sucked. There were these perfect moments, you know? These moments when all it took to feel alive was driving through the mountains with my windows down, feeling the crisp north Georgia air on my cheeks. And then there were the other moments. Like being so incredibly ill I didn’t move from … Continue reading 3 Things We Forget While Looking in the Rearview Mirror.