Independence Day Food…for the Soul

As we consider Independence Day, is it possible to move our minds beyond ourselves and our personal right to life and liberty, and a few steps closer toward “justice for all”? In true Kingdom Independence—where there are no captives—“we” is not so different from “them”, as if those are even helpful pronouns toward independence, unity,…

Death Be Not Proud–Not Even at the Taking of James

“As when one plows and breaks up the earth, so shall our bones be scattered at the mouth of Sheol.” Psalm 141:7 I have studied this word “Sheol” for years.  There is no definitive answer as to its original Hebrew meaning; it has been greatly mystified, and perhaps for good purpose. Biblical references range from “Jacob…

A Healing in Nuba Mountains?

After a long wait to meet with the Acting Governor of Nuba Mountains, our small team sat before him anxious to hear the governor’s concerns, current actions, and hope for the future of his people. He sat before us with an air of dignity and open grace; still we could feel the weight of his…

The Creative Will of Life, Sin, and God

Today, we small band of brothers take our next deeper steps into the warzone. I’ve wrestled with God and myself for days and nights as I suffered a minor fracture in my collar bone and other injuries from an accident my first night in Africa. A deeply supportive husband, faithful friends, staff, board and many…

An Easter Sort Of Christmas

The first stone flew straight at her face so hard and fast she had no time to turn away. As blood flowed from her eye, a different sort of stone rolled across her heart—sealing in the death of hope and securing a tomb of pain. When Ayoub called me, we quickly agreed that we’d have to medevac…

A gift for you on #GivingTuesday

By Guest Blogger Adam Nash, Sr. Administrative Assistant Living far away from family means that holidays sometimes involve my wife and I going over to a friend’s house for dinner and bringing along a side dish to share. Before kids, no problem. “Heck, we’ll bake a pie too!” Now, with two boys under 2, simply preparing a side…