There has been a lot of progress in the area of gender equality. Women can vote, own property, and even drive cars all by themselves. Good job America. But I’ve noticed that there is still an underlying stigma for women in America. It’s a problem for men as well. There are still a lot … Continue reading Battle of the Sexes
Since graduating from college over three years ago, I have avoided spending long-stints stateside because I thought it would be a death sentence: an order for complacency. Too ordinary for someone who wanted extraordinary. For someone who compared her life to every other world traveler she knows, I thought living stateside was signing my life … Continue reading Living and Breathing Faith.
This morning I got up with the squirrels and cheered on my favorite triathlon partner as she ran a race in Manhappiness. I sped by Starbucks to get caffeine and the Sunday edition of the New York Times (a favorite splurge) and motored out to the lake sans GPS. The sun rose to my right as … Continue reading Always Plan A
I saw Man of Steel last night. It was worth every penny and not just for the references to Kansas State University. It got me thinking; about men, sons, dads, strength, and honor. There were four key men in the story: SuperMan/Clark Kent/Kalel, his father on earth, his father on Krypton, and the antagonist, General … Continue reading Super man & men of honor
“I’ve begun a notebook of “things I’ve noticed” because in trauma your world shrinks to a tiny pinpoint. On my run today, I noticed a vole, the breeze cutting through the humidity, and a smiling dog. It felt good to laugh.” – May 30, 2013 You see that photo of the banana wagon? Yep. It … Continue reading What I’ve noticed
Sometimes we’re called to a task – a race – that we aren’t prepared to run. We stand at the start with shaking knees, dripping eyes and nose, and a real sense of dread. The gun fires and we are called to engage. We know that we aren’t ready for the mileage ahead. Will that … Continue reading The race set before us
(Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ashley Francis. Ashley and her team are on the World Race, currently serving in India. You can follow Ashley on her blog.) One hundred and thirty deaf kids, kids who can’t hear the sound of laughter, or language, or the complexity of music. This is where AIM … Continue reading You’re Giving Me Good Vibrations
A friend asked me the other day, “How do you get people to be so vulnerable with you?” The people in question are those I speak with over the phone most days. They are people that I have never spoken to before, and people that most likely I will never speak to again. I have … Continue reading To Listen. To Really Listen.
This guest post is by Jill Schulenberg, who went on the World Race mission trip from January-November 2012. During the month of October she and her team served at an orphanage in the capital city of Cambodia- Phnom Penh. Here she tells a story of brokenness.. and what God told her to do about it. … Continue reading Goodbye Guitar, Hello Worship
By Wilson Bunn I have been realizing in my life lately that there is a huge difference between the counterfeit freedoms, securities, comforts, and wealth of the world, and the true ones offered by Christ. The problem lies not in that they are different, but that their difference is one of perception and reality. We … Continue reading Counterfeit Freedoms and Securities