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Reflecting On The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award–And The Humanity Of Memories

In elementary school, my teachers taught extensively and candidly on the tragedy and evils of slavery. We learned how European settlers committed genocide against Native American tribes. History was never glossed over. My education also cultivated in me a delight for many cultures. We had guest speakers who had immigrated from countries all over the … Continue reading Reflecting On The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award–And The Humanity Of Memories

Article Share: “So God Hasn’t Given You The Desires Of Your Heart”

Joy Beth Smith is a woman who GETS being single in the evangelical community. And she GETS the struggles of twenty-something and thirty-something life in general. She's a bridge-builder, and she writes with an apt poignancy. If you haven't read her book yet, I recommend it: Part Of One: Truth, Longing, and the Subtle Art of … Continue reading Article Share: “So God Hasn’t Given You The Desires Of Your Heart”

Let Yourself Rest — A Note Especially To My Friends Serving Overseas

I think almost every expat I know--military, ministry, or otherwise--is struggling with burnout right now. So many people in my circles are contemplating a change of pace, whether that means a career shift, an extended visit home, or a relocation in the field. I know there are a lot of you on my friend list, … Continue reading Let Yourself Rest — A Note Especially To My Friends Serving Overseas

Do you see a face, or do you see a story?

The incredible story of Keyera Williams: How My Childhood Led Me To Stripping I found this riveting and powerful--and it resonates with the real. Stories are so powerful. It's important to have deeply felt, honest windows into people's experiences. It lets you see people--and yourself--more fully. How often do we make assumptions about a person without looking … Continue reading Do you see a face, or do you see a story?