To Reclaim Its Missional

Identity

the flow

The ear piercing scream of complete terror filled the small room and shook me to my bones. Our team was in Uganda and had just finished a tour of a women’s training center when I spotted the cutest baby across the room. He had it all -- big beautiful eyes, perfectly pl...

The Transformation Table Offers More Than A Meal

Like many of my friends, I have been on Facebook for over 10 years. Recently I was practicing the art of brain-numbing on Facebook with a rapid scroll when I stumbled upon one of those polarizing questions with thousands...

I recently received a call from a college-age friend who is studying international economics at a Christian University. Over the years she has begun to experience increasing discomfort with the western church’s approach to mission — specifically international short-ter...

Recently, my sweet daughter threw herself onto my bed. My usually calm, easy-going girl was red faced, and gritting her teeth when she declared, “I AM SO PISSED!” Excited that my teen was going to share a bit of life with me and shocked at her level of anger I sat stra...

We all know the face of poverty. The small child sitting in dirt with a distended belly and flies in their eyes. This type of poverty is real and for most of us in the US nearly impossible to imagine. The truth is we rarely see this type of poverty in our nation but we...

I have these shoes I REALLY LOVE. They are a little funky (which, let’s be honest, I like) but they are incredibly comfortable. It’s like walking on bare feet, but better. I found these cute shoes through one of those annoying Instagram ads that pop up while I do my ho...

We were just finishing our first pre-trip team meeting. Our adult medical team of ten had just spent 90 minutes playing awkward get-to-know-you games, sharing the vision for the trip and walking through the preparation process. We were in the middle of challenging the...

I sat at my desk. It was covered with piles of receipts not so neatly organized by typical missions categories — you know; food, transportation, medical, construction….. I was in the process of wrapping up my least favorite job as team leader -- finances. Our annual fa...

Last month Ken and I celebrated 20 years by flying to Oregon to attend an SOE (Standards Of Excellence)  workshop and the MissionConnexion STM Conference. Yes, we are romantics haha. — I will make note that Ken did totally (for my “This Is Us” fan friends) “Jack” our a...

I am a sucker for stupid reality shows. I typically avoid ones that feature B-list celebrities because they make me sad. I feel like I am watching (supporting) someone selling their soul for one last shot at fame. Recently, however, in an attempt to find a show that my...

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