I live in a culture that preaches high grace. We give each other feedback. We forgive. We move on. For the record, I feel extremely blessed (among other things) to live in this community. My leadership gives an unprecedented amount of grace, allowing me to make mistakes, to actively exercise my gifts while freely acknowledging … Continue reading When to Build a Wall.
This is a guest post from Leah Malone, who (along with her friend Meagan LaFoy) lives and works with street kids in the Philippines. To read more from Leah, or to donate to her ministry, check out her blog. When people ask why Meagan and I decided to pack up our lives and move across … Continue reading You Can Start By Saying Yes.
I am tired of being a hot mess. I’m tired of the constant internal monologues. And the verbal processing. I’m tired of carrying around my crap like it’s the spare tire around my stomach I’m doing every exercise possible to lose, with little result. I’m tired of being tired. I’ve heard that Christ came to … Continue reading Do We Always Have to Be a Mess?
This is where I am today, four hours out of restlessness and driving all over Georgia for the dozen reasons I can’t list here. To say that I am weary just doesn’t do it justice. I keep thinking that maybe my God should not be my junk mail folder, where I send all my unwanted … Continue reading What to Bring On a Rescue Mission
Cascada sings this crazy song of passion, love and intense emotion. So much energetic synergy is channeled into this dude that He must be pretty cool. I wanna bang my head in the air and fist pump as I sing along to “everytime we touch” rooting for the romance and hoping she wins. but in … Continue reading What About Love?
(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
(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
Someone bombed the Boston Marathon this week. I read the story with one hand over my mouth in silent horror. I wish I could say that I was shocked by the attack, but I wasn’t. I was broken-hearted and left breathless. But I wasn’t surprised. We live in a world where violence isn’t just normal, … Continue reading There’s Power in the Blood.
God help me. I’ve become a moralist. I promise it started with the best of intentions. I wanted to be healthier, so I started working out and eating more vegetables. I wanted to be happier, so I cut out things that brought me stress. I wanted to be holier, so I instituted disciplined quiet-time and focused prayer and books on how-to … Continue reading Show Up: a How-Not-To Guide
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Steven Reed, a current squad leader on the World Race. He and his squad are serving in India this month, but this post is from Steven’s time in Bolivia. I was born with 75% hearing loss and have worn a hearing aid in my right ear since … Continue reading Hearing Isn’t Everything