I’m a longtime reader of A Life Overseas, an incredible blog and resource for both missionaries, and people who are living or have lived in a country other than the country of their birth. I’m thrilled to be sharing over there today about How We Get Rootedness Wrong. ♦ I wanted to be in community … Continue reading How We Get Rootedness Wrong – A Post on A Life Overseas
I don’t listen to Christian radio often, but when I do there’s a particular song that always seems to come on. And while I am trying (half-heartedly, some days) to not just be fault-finding and nit-picky about Christianity and church culture in America, there is this one line that always ruffles my feathers. “People pass, … Continue reading When We See Them Do We See You?
We walk about 12 minutes to get to church. It’s a few blocks up, and a few blocks over and on the walk, the first few blocks, we’re still in a nice-looking neighborhood with low crime. But it soon changes and for the last few blocks we’re in a rougher part of town. A few … Continue reading I am the Comfortable. I Need Afflicting.
Over at SheLoves Magazine today sharing about why I needed a break from church to let some my wounds start to heal, and why I need to be back in church to be fully well. ♦ For the first time in both of our lives we gave ourselves permission to not go to church. We … Continue reading Back In the (Church) Saddle — A Post for SheLoves Magazine
According to Jesus in the Parable of the Workers, the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who goes out early in the morning to hire day laborers for his vineyard. He goes out, hires some guys, and agrees to pay them each a denarius–the standard daily wage at the time. After a few hours, … Continue reading The Parable of the Living Wage
I wrote this a few weeks ago, about 2 weeks before my husband got a job and we moved to Baltimore, MD. But over a year ago, as we waited for that green card in Cairo, for some reason we had a hunch this was the city for us. And though my husband applied for … Continue reading Our New City
Very grateful to be sharing over at Faithfully Magazine about why we can’t support both missions and a Muslim ban. * A group of friends—a married couple, their newborn and their two young, single friends—get three-month visas to visit the United States. They are Muslim missionaries, passionate about America and really want to share the … Continue reading The Great Commission, Immigration, & Christian Hypocrisy — A Feature in Faithfully Magazine
The very second post on my blog, almost 7 years ago to the day, two blog addresses ago, and just a 2 months before I moved overseas, was about kidney donation – specifically, mine. (You can read about it here – so long as you bear in mind it was written 7 slightly more naïve and … Continue reading The Body & The Blood / Kidneys & Kingdom-Come
For the first time in a long time I’m putting my hand to poetry, and sharing it over at SheLoves Magazine today. ♦ When that fire burns, I forget that this light of mine – it is small; A flickering, dying light, kept alight by sure, surrounding hands, But small nonetheless; I am not the light of … Continue reading The Fire — A Poem for SheLoves Magazine
These days I’m wrestling with big theological doozies about American affluence, my refugee friends, what God’s blessing actually means, suffering, and supposed easy answers to a faith that has undone me. I have this tapestry of my faith and my faith journey, and a lifetime of believing in God and trying to follow Jesus. I … Continue reading A New Sabbath Practice