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
Arnold Schwarzenegger and I turned 66 and 27 years old last week, respectively. Forty-five days from today I’ll be married and eighty-nine days from today I’ll be living with my wife in Nicaragua indefinitely. I got my first glimpse of what this newly married season may look like. A few weeks ago, I had to put a … Continue reading The Best Definition of Freedom I’ve Ever Heard
I hopped on a bike the other day for a quick spin through the suburbs. Actually…”hopped” is a bit too optimistic. I got dressed, hydrated, found my helmet and key pouch, and pulled my bike into the landing in front of my door. Looks like I had a flat. In all of the great … Continue reading Just like riding a bike
The rain is rattling down the drainpipe and the whoosh of a steady shower fills the empty spaces. It is lovely. A crepe myrtle’s magenta puff-blooms bounce in the breeze and rain. The courtyard is quiet. Oh my soul. A good morning to seek a God who can only be seen when he makes himself … Continue reading When you have no Plan B
This is a follow-up post from Rachel Barnette’s last post, ‘Scriptures About Healing – Blah Blah Blah!’ ‘So am I safe to fly?’ ‘We need to do some tests first.’ There I stand. In yet another hospital in Thailand, with two Thai nurses sticking stuff all over my chest and around my heart. Speaking … Continue reading By His Stripes, We Are Healed. Except, I’m (still) not.
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
I just finished WILD: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail, by Cheryl Strayed. A friend had recommended this book many times over a few years. If you are easily offended, I wouldn’t recommend it to you. If, however, you’ve read Orange is the New Black, The Blind Side, Citizens of London, or Elie Wiesel’s, Night, or are … Continue reading Cheryl Strayed and Allie Hoped
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 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
When I was a kid I literally thought I was invincible. I felt completely safe no matter what situation I was in… But as I have grown up and experienced some things, I’ve realized how freaking crazy this world is. How we are not promised another day. When I was a kid… the extent of … Continue reading Let’s Be Free.