Reassurance. Uncertainty. Comfort. These words were on my heart this morning after my very ordinary task of dropping the kids off at school. For the past 18 months, people all over the world have been enduring a season of change. A season of unknowns. A season of new normals . A season of new routines and uncertainty. For the past month, those new normals have changed again in Papua New Guinea - bringing new restrictions in the hopes of slowing the spread of Covid within this beautiful … [Read more...] about Where Do We Run?
Transitions. Transitions is one of those 'buzz' words in missions and a word that, to be honest, I sometimes get tired of hearing. I think that my main aversion to this word is that it is not a word that is reserved for missionaries so I feel the need to explain that fact anytime I might find myself using it. It is a reality for those who are moving often, no matter what the reasons, and certainly not just for missionaries but it is a very real thing anytime you uproot your family and move … [Read more...] about Transitions
The past year has been one of revelations - of unearthed fears, of broken hearts, of exposed weakness. A year of vulnerability and insufficiency that all too clearly shed a necessary light on His sufficiency. It has been uncomfortable, unsettling, unpleasant, but so very necessary. And it’s not over. But, do you know what I”m realizing? I’m realizing that, in the uncomfortable, the unpleasant and unsettling - right in the midst of it all is a God who will stop at nothing to pursue … [Read more...] about Shouts & Signposts: soaring backward through the faithfulness of God
How close are you to the people you interact with day in and day out? Is your dentist your friend or the parent of one of your students? Do you see your child’s Principal at social gatherings? Do you shop at the same grocery store and worship at the same church?For those of you who have grown up in or lived in a very small town, the answer to many of these questions might be yes and, for us, living here in Ukarumpa, the answer is most definitely yes. If there are six degrees of separation … [Read more...] about Zero Degrees of Separation