Back from Africa: the hard transition season

I have been back in the states for 4 weeks and it has been a whirlwind of a transition. Reverse culture shock, I must say, has been much worse than the initial culture shock of going from America to Africa. I’m not sure how to describe the exhaustion of this transition except to say that […]

Waging a War

I’m realizing, more and more, throughout this DTS, that in addition to material poverty, there is another poverty that is far less noticeable and much more grievous. And that is spiritual poverty. I believe America is really suffering from spiritual poverty. We boast diversity, religious freedom, tolerance, social equality and so many other things, but […]

depths and heights and the Father’s love

Where to begin? Life here is full, beautiful, and challenging. I am being stretched in so many ways and God is filling me in so many ways. There are so many beautiful people here, so many wonderful teachers, and so much need in this area of the world. I haven’t been able to work up […]

no sacrifice

Today, between feverish chills and the ugly cry (you know the one – splotchy face, snot dripping, and when you walk by a mirror and look at your own reflection, you wish you hadn’t), I opened Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest and was slapped in the face by some great yet hard truth. […]