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I really didn’t like the word Overflow at first. It reminded me of something that should only happen in a bathroom. I had visions of trying to share this idea and people being so distracted by visions of toilets that they would be unable to hear anything. I spent hours...

I was driving through the Mojave Desert at nearly 100 miles an hour in Ken’s 1980-something, white Buick LeSabre (complete with red leather interior). We called this smooth-running, former Budweiser company car his pimpmobile. It was really fun to drive his car. At the...

Someone once told me that my life would be made up of many different acts. Once I felt secure in one, it would be time to push into the next. Being the 110% kind of person, I have always tried to push fully into each act. Sometimes pushing things over and occasionally...

In his book the “Ragamuffin Gospel”, Brennen Manning asks us to imagine walking through the gates of Heaven and God asking, “Did you believe I really loved you?”

I have a friend who is passionate about people saying yes to this question. In fact, she is so passionate ma...

Yes, even if I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will not be afraid of anything, because You are with me. You have a walking stick with which to guide and one with which to help. These comfort me. Psalm 23:4

I laid there in a fetal position -- crying, sc...

I am sitting in our local Starbucks sipping on my favorite iced green tea (I am a bit of a tea snob) and am beginning to feel a sense of anxiety. I both hate and love this part of my job -- meeting with a new missionary or ministry leaders looking for church partner. T...

We all know those people who are physically awkward. The ones you pray aren’t put on your team because, for some reason, they try to catch a ball with their face or trip over their own feet when running the 50-yard dash. I am one of those people. Due to my complete lac...

5 Must Read Books for Everyone Going on Mission

When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

“Poverty alleviation is the ministry of reconciliation: moving people closer to glorifying God by living in right relationship with God, with self, with others, and with...

Over the years I have asked the Lord to give me a word to act as a “North Star” for my year. A word to guide me and lead me through. He has given me words like, overflow, dignity, family, Sabbath and follow. In the past, these words always had handles that I quickly gr...

Me Too.......

This fall the #MeToo movement created a wave of awareness and brave confrontations over sexual harassment and assault across our nation. The #MeToo movement brought a sense of unity among victims and has now been named "Time Magazine's" Person of the Year...

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