The other day I had a brief conversation with a friend whom I regard with high esteem. Her situation is not so foreign to many in their twenties and thirties, Christians in particular. In trying to figure out her purpose, she’s stalled. She told me, though, in an especially poetic way so even mid-conversation I couldn’t … Continue reading Stepping in Any Direction But Gray Mediocre Blah
An Australian woman named Bronnie Ware spent several years as a nurse in palliative care, focusing on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. Many times, she would tend to the needs of dying patients, and would often ask them if they had any regrets or would do anything differently. The most common regret of … Continue reading I Wish I’d Had the Courage to Live a Life True to Myself, Not The Life Others Expected of Me
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23 What’s the first thing that comes to mind when reading this verse? I bet it’s giving your all at your job – doings things like arriving to work on time, leaving work at 5 … Continue reading I Wish I Hadn’t Worked So Hard
I am officially home, back into America and all that she has to offer. Walking around I see people in beautiful cars, driving to grand houses while talking on their latest high-tech device. Meanwhile I am borrowing my eleven-year-old sister’s phone, driving my mother’s mini-van and living with my parents. Part of me feels like … Continue reading Where you invest your love, you invest your life.
So I officially have fourteen days left of my World Race. It’s information that I have been trying my best to avoid, but is lovingly repeated over and over again by my squad mates. It’s the kind of stuff that makes me want to listen to Graduation by Vitamin C and cry. It’s also the … Continue reading How to Thrive.
There is a time in life that you realize you are made for something much larger than the current life you’re leading. A deep call inside for much greater than the current. We look at people like Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Heidi Baker or more personally, Katie Davis and think ONE DAY I will achieve … Continue reading Talking About It Doesn’t Change Anything.
(Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Rachel Barnette, currently serving in Nepal, but this post is from Rachel’s time in India.) “Who wants to preach tonight?” “I will.” We get there. There: a Hindu village. Hinduism is he dominant religion of India that emphasizes dharma with its resulting ritual and social observances and … Continue reading The Tattooed Preacher
Vision will wreck you. Get enough of it and you’ll do something outside of the box that sends you down avenues you never intended. That’s why we take vision trips. To dream a better way of living. A group of people went with Jeff Goins to Guatemala last month. They saw what it’s like to … Continue reading Wrecked, But Fully Alive
Rozy McCormick knows that for her children to thrive, they must get wrecked. Here’s what she prays: My prayers have changed so much through the years. I’ve gone from – “bless them Lord” to “surround them with a hedge of thorns.” I don’t pray God keep them from pain, but that pain would always be … Continue reading A Mom’s Prayer That Her Kids Get Wrecked