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 [...]
After months in the desert, seeing the lush green land was a sight for sore eyes. The huge puddles of water and marshes, however, were eyesores.
From my seat on the second-story of the bus my squad (again) over-filled for 42-hours, I looked down at the tree-trunks-turned-bridges leading to one-room houses. Some of them were [...]
I didn’t see her get on the bus, but I did see her speaking to the crowd and holding up a bag. Her slurred and unusually high-pitched words sounded like a curse.
So I rebuked them in the name of Jesus.
Even though I could fit my hand around this woman’s upper arm, I turned [...]
It’s an overplayed song. I’ve sung it in crowds of college students and crowds of high school students.
I’ve sung it in the States and aboard.
In some of the biggest cities in the world and camps in the middle of nowhere.
So when we started singing it in Ecuador, I didn’t think much of [...]
The following are a collection of real quotes heard in conversation throughout the month of May and our time in Ecuador.
Dave: Part of your ministry this month is throwing rocks at the cats. If we had shot guns, we’d issue them to you but we don’t.
Katie: Luke, bring your guinea pig teeth and [...]
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