I’m Beth, a writer, illustrator, failed missionary, recovering white savior and wannabe homesteader. I spent six years working with vulnerable children and refugees in North Africa and South Sudan. In those years I experienced some extreme situations: interrogation, expulsion, and evacuation from war. I now live in Baltimore with my British immigrant husband, where I work with refugees and asylum seekers, grow vegetables, and do my best to keep flailing awkwardly into neighbor love.
Here on the blog I write about living toward the kingdom of God wherever we find ourselves, seeking justice, and finding neighbors all around us–even in places we didn’t know to look.
My Top Posts
If you’re new here, you might want to start by checking out a few of my top posts:
Stay in Touch
I send out A Neighborly Newsletter, every two weeks, where I round up bits of the internet, and thoughts that challenge, encourage, and, hopefully help us recognize and value our neighbors, and even our enemies, near and far. You can sign up for that here.
If you’d like to learn more about my life overseas, and what I learned about fear, you can download my free e-book For the Moments I Feel Faint: Reflections on Fear & Showing Up here.
Feel free to contact me at iambethwatkins (at) gmail (dot) com.
Very happy you’re here! Thanks for stopping by!
Please note, all artwork on the website is my own, unless otherwise noted. Please do not use without permission.