Though I’m long overdue in sharing, I owe a special ‘thank you’ to my friend Melissa Blair for pulling together this beautiful glimpse into our time with Sole Hope Ministries in Uganda, Africa. I pray this montage stirs your heart to learn more about the amazing work Sole Hope is doing addressing the plight of Read More
Today was one of those days. Today was one of those head-to-toe, mentally, physically, emotionally exhausting kind of days. Today was one of those back-aching, eye-blurring, tear-soaked kind of days. Today was one of those pound your fists against the sink, demand to know what God is doing kind of days. Today was one of Read More
Sometimes–amidst the craziness, the busyness, the suffering and the success–life is very simple. As simple as sitting down. As simple as looking into the eyes of the person in front of you. As simple as being present in the moment. Fully present. Alive and available. Sometimes–amidst the expectation, the perception, the deadlines and Read More
The roads our bulking Sole Hope vans clamored down were paved with far more footprints than tire tracks. And the expressions that danced across the faces of the residents confirmed just that—we were not common guests. And we were certainly not visiting for a common cause. It’s interesting what an embarrassing stigma jiggers carry in Read More
She welcomed me back just as I’d left her. Her warm scent spun its way through my hair and wove through my clothing–drawing me back into her arms. Evoking a simple surrender that, my second time around, was much easier to give. She’s the type that makes you feel like she’s known you for years Read More
“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who Read More
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Today was hard. Exceptionally hard. Heart-shattering, mind-numbing. Indescribably hard. It’s not that I haven’t visited LDC slums before–the bruises that the slums of Kampala, Uganda left on my heart are still healing. But walking through the slums of La Carpio in Costa Rica today was different. Not because the conditions were any better or worse Read More