These are strange days, my friends. Painful days. Confusing days. Frustrating, broken, unknown days. And as a writer, I feel that I have some responsibility to respond to these days - to the world I see around me. I tend to be careful doing that - favoring thought-pieces over strong-handed "here's what I think" posts. And … Continue reading I am angry. I am upset.
Who could use some more happy, great, encouraging, challenging, wise things in their life? Just me? In the early days of the blog, I wrote a little something called High Five that I stole from many other bloggers and podcasters that I love and admire. The gist was to share things that are inspiring or … Continue reading High Five (revisited)
Hi, hello. Me again. There are a lot of things I could write about at the moment. A LOT. I, like just about everyone in the world at the moment, have an constant swirl of thoughts and opinions circling in my mind that is fed by an endless barrage of other peoples' thoughts and opinions. … Continue reading My 2017 Goals
My general life philosophy can be boiled down to this: love God and love people. The end. That's pretty much all I've got (or need) to shape my decisions. So a couple of years ago when I first started dreaming about my trip around the world, these daily mantras of mine were my starting point. … Continue reading Show Up
It's been awhile since I've posted. It's been awhile since I've written for myself. After returning home just in time for Thanksgiving, my life has been consumed with writing for other people - delivering the stories of the incredible people I met this fall. So me-writing (and blog-writing) screeched to a halt to accommodate the … Continue reading Advent
Today, I was invited to visit an orphanage in Bogota. My friend Amy is the Executive Director of Hands Offering Hope, a foundation in the US that supports both the leadership program in Chiquila, Mexico that I visited this summer and Hogares Luz y Vida – a home for kids with special needs in Colombia. … Continue reading Story Time: Meet My Uber Driver
After two and a half weeks in India interviewing women in the slums of Delhi, I was overcome with thoughts and feelings. Couple those experiences with a steady intake of podcasts, scripture, sermons, and other media, and my brain went into overdrive. This resulted in a very, very long piece connecting lots of random dots. … Continue reading India is Broken and So Am I (Part 4)