A week ago I returned from a surprise mission trip to Guatemala. What a blessing, in countless ways, many of which I am probably still not aware of. God used that time in Guatemala - away from familiar surroundings and language - to teach me a lot about His heart for prayer. I am so … Continue reading Prayer Lessons from God’s Heart
I'm heading to Guatemala today on a mission trip. What? You didn't know I was going? Neither did I! Many of you don't know the story so I'll share, because it's always good to be reminded God can do the impossible. Hearts for the Children ministry has been part of my heart since my first … Continue reading Surprise Trip to Guatemala!
A beautiful daughter of God in the Trishuli, Nepal marketplace ... please pray for her and her family ... A little one dancing with Jesus at a Nepali church service ... At home in the beautiful foothills of the Himalayas ... the pollution is real and painful to breathe ... but God is real too, … Continue reading More Faces of Nepal … Thank You for Praying
Remembering friends in Nepal today ... and praying for them. So many beautiful faces ... adults trying to get through the day, as we all do ... trying to keep their families safe ... food on the table ... finding joy and laughter ... Nepal is not an easy place to live, but the people … Continue reading Faces of Nepal … and Prayers
A message arrived in my inbox tonight from Samaritan's Purse. The message talked about an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. The virus has been raging for six weeks, and has moved into neighboring countries. I don't have television and while I try at least to notice headlines online, I've been out of the loop … Continue reading No Longer Distant
The past month has been interesting. My flesh would choose other words to describe it: "difficult," "frustrating," "heartbreaking." I'm beginning to realize I don't have that luxury. I am (in the words of Paul) a bondservant of Christ. Jesus owns me - He bought me with His own life. I can't complain about ... well, … Continue reading Imagine Not Having a Voice
What a beautiful moon tonight. It's 24 hours shy of full. It's right outside my window, like I can touch it. It's late where you live, and I'm sure you're asleep. But I wonder if you see its brightness in your dreams. Wonder if it reminds you of how God shines on you. You live … Continue reading Are You Looking at the Moon?
When I see the sunrise, I think about you. I pray for you. A few hours ago, you watched the same sun break the horizon. It's higher in the sky now. Your day has already begun. What will it be like? What are you thinking about? Are your dreams bolder than mine? Are your hopes … Continue reading When I See the Sunrise …