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Resilience

Resilience became the new buzz word a few years ago. It is an important concept, particularly for those of us in missions and ministry. Regrettably, however, many of us were sent into our work with the words of

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Joy and Identity

Joy and Identity

Joy—three simple letters to represent an experience that so many have found elusive and hard to define. What is “joy”?

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On Kindness and Laughter…

My very favorite aunt died this morning.   It is so painful, but I had to “get to work” for my first meeting of the day.  I allowed myself some tears and then off I

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No Going Back

No Going Back

“I just want to get back to the way things were.” I have heard and personally spoken some version of this sentiment countless times. Life has taken a painful or tragic turn, and even without idealizing the past, we look back to a time when things felt simpler, safer, or more stable.

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A Global Pandemic “Adventure?”

As the world reacts to the COVID-19 outbreak, and we navigate a very new daily normal, I have found myself thinking, as a Third Culture Kid, is my threshold for what constitutes an “adventure” somewhat inflated?

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Are We There Yet

Are We There Yet?

“Are we there yet?” That is how I wanted to start this piece, but there is a problem. When it comes to personal and spiritual growth, I perceive some confusion about who is driving the car and who is a passenger.

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Staying Healthy During Isolation

I would submit that yes, every human life matters. The Lord is the Lord of LIFE. If we can agree on these ideas, then we need to have an important conversation in this time of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.

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