I put a mesh bag full of two-weeks worth of laundry on the sink already heaping full of mesh bags from my squadmates.
I couldn’t help but laugh as I made eye contact with the two women in charge of hand-washing this heap.
“There’s a mountain of laundry!” I said.
They laughed too. “No problem. [...]
To the Dreamers,
The world is full of dreamers.
We want to write books. We want to open cafes. We want to record music.
We want to have large families, full passports, and farms in the middle of nowhere.
Each one of us has a different dream.
And each time I hear someone dream aloud, [...]
21. Every Bush is Burning by Brandon Clements
An English teacher told me years ago that the best novels are the ones where you have to read then re-read the first 75 percent to truly get everything. Every Bush is Burning fits. I think Darrell Vesterfelt said it best when the Prodigal team [...]
The following is our monthly collection of ridiculous and ridiculously profound things encountered in life.
Karen: It’s not his first, second, or third language. Well, I guess it’s his third if you’re not counting tongues.
Jack: What’s that in the upper left-hand corner?
Genevieve: That’s Jackie’s face.
John Eldredge: Story [...]
I stepped through the gate of our property when I saw them on the right side of our house. I smiled to myself.
Those two children live in a small house in the shadow of ours behind the same fence so they pretend all the land is theirs.
Except this morning they weren’t running through [...]
Obedience is easy. Love is hard.
There are always ways to serve the team. Always meals to cook, always garbage to take out, always floors to sweep.
It’s easy to serve. It’s the right thing to do. It’s obedience.
And obedience is good.
Growing up, my parents always taught me to do my [...]
“I don’t want to do this,” said David, our ministry host standing in front of me.
“Do you have a better idea?” I asked, my varnish-covered hands curled in the space between the two of us.
He shook his head and pour some mystery substance from a vinegar-bottle onto a washcloth and hesitated before rubbing [...]
Sitting in a Costa Rican bar listening to locals mourn their World Cup loss (who knew horns both mean victory and defeat), I decided to pull up this piece I wrote in college after attending a US vs. Costa Rica soccer game here in Costa Rica.
I went to a football game today. Except there was [...]
The following is our monthly collection of ridiculous and ridiculously profound statements heard in real conversations.
Megan: My teeth are so sharp I broke my piece of this… dental floss.
Beth Moore: We have no idea how busy God’s hands are even when His mouth seems closed. Where God is concerned, silence never [...]
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