To Reclaim Its Missional

Identity

the flow

Traffic was bad as we navigated the freeways of Central Texas on a, particularly stormy day. We were trying to get to a tea house where my young friend and I would celebrate her high school graduation and her upcoming journey with YWAM. Along the way, she asked THE QUE...

For years, I have been a deep source of embarrassment to my family in Asian restaurants — especially truly authentic ones. It’s not because I rarely eat meat, but my use of the food delivery tool called the CHOPSTICK. They would kindly demonstrate over and over again h...

I could see her walking across the room with an unsteady gait, mouth slightly twisted in discomfort and eyes clearly focused on me. She’s that woman at church that everyone loves but no one fully understands. She knows who and whose she is. She moves fully in dignity a...

The weight in the room is so heavy I have to remind myself to breathe. Every seat in the courtroom is full and law clerks, bailiffs, and lawyers are scurrying around preparing for the judge to arrive. Across the room, I observe a handcuffed woman looking out into the c...

It seems like just yesterday I was sitting in our stuffy church conference room filled with anticipation and feeling incredibly vulnerable. I looked around at the 7 ladies sitting at the table and wondered, “Will they like me? Will I like them? Can I trust them? Will t...

All four of us piled into our small sedan with drinks and snacks in hand ready to take on the 9-hour drive home through the plains of west Texas. I was filled with excitement after touring a facility that had been providing holistic ministry to their community for the...

I always wanted to be a CHRISTIAN missionary. I grew up in faith during the height of the Billy Graham era and when short-term missions really began to spread its wings and fly. I loved reading books by Elizabeth Elliot and Amy Carmichael. The idea of getting to share...

This weekend IT happened. She did it! My baby has officially completed the major task of American childhood. At 17, she is now officially a high school graduate and ready to explore all God has placed in front of her. I have gone through the typical mood swings of a so...

Have you ever looked into someone's eyes you did not know and were maybe not really sure you liked or felt safe with and seen yourself? I have! Several years ago, when Europe was experiencing the growth pains of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, I got a call from a missionary...

To Love with Purpose

It’s May…. Are you feeling it? It’s a time of preparation, especially for those of us with school-age kids. It’s my final year in this season so I am holding each item on my list with a little extra tenderness. This week we are preparing for Prom. A...

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