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Making Peace with Pain, Part 1

Most of us want to solve “the problem of pain” as well as avoid passing it on. It takes courage to say, “It stops with me.” What is God’s purpose for pain?

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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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