(I originally wrote this article for Christianity Today's Gifted for Leadership.) You’re investing thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours, and numerous headaches in planning a missions trip. You hope to save the world (at least the corner you’ll be in) and return with photos, stories, and unforgettable memories of souls you’ve touched. Nothing surges global vision in your … [Read more...] about Making the Most of Your Mission Trip – Tips to making your cross-cultural experience a success.
How I admire the changes of autumn, the loveliness of leaves. How I dislike the changes of my life, the lostness of leaving. Leaves and changes are seasonal. For the trees and for my life. I've left a home and changed location eighteen times since I've been married. And I struggle to find the strength and beauty in each transition...for I feel weak and ugly, tattered and … [Read more...] about Leaves and Changes
Memories, as Barbara Streisand sang years ago, light the corners of my mind. Yet they do so much more being embedded in my heart and soul. We have returned temporarily to the United States where most assume we are now contentedly relieved in this "comfortable home country" of ours. True to a degree, but truer still is the pungently bittersweet fact of the … [Read more...] about Memories: Instant in Any Season