What does it feel like when your sister, who is your best friend, answers the call of God and prepares to move to another country with her husband and children to serve as missionaries? My friend Vanessa, who blogs at 55PoeStreet, shares a moving and eloquent reflection of her struggle as she faces the changes to come. "…this is on my mind: Embracing the hush coming over my … [Read more...] about Embracing the Hush
If we cannot be in the battle ourselves let us not seek to discourage others. D.L. Moody Not a few times have missionaries like us heard, “We’re praying you home.” And we kindly and lovingly respond, “Don’t pray us home.” We understand your concerns, your fears. With news of earthquakes, cartel activity, violent protests, and sickness or disease outbreaks, your reaction is … [Read more...] about Don’t Pray Us Home
I originally wrote this as guest blogger for Women of the Harvest's blog In Real Life with Jamie Jo last summer, then reposted on Tortilla Press earlier this week. Pass it on to an insecure cookie you may know. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Then he formed man in his image; male and female he created them. In the middle God birthed His New Testament … [Read more...] about Cookie Cutter Missionary, A Tale
Today's "Wednesday What My Friends Write" guest post is by missionary colleague and author Jason Frenn: Recently, I spoke at a missions convention. Immediately afterward, a woman in her late ’40s came to my table in the foyer. The first question out of her mouth echoed what many people have asked me over the years, “Why don’t we see the miraculous things in North America that … [Read more...] about Why We Hardly See Miracles in America
The Great Commission is the standard by which our stewardship will be judged. David Kent Irwin Is this true? If not, I’m off the hook. If so, I should take inventory of my life (my time, money, talents, etc.) What do you think: Is this Biblical or not? … [Read more...] about Judging my life. Is this quote true?