It meant a 20-hour flight. Meeting people I’d never met. Staying in a remote village. But I knew God wanted me to go. He had opened the door to Africa. Lives are being changed by the Journey to Freedom process of transformation, and I wanted to share in the joy of their lives. But I … More Finding Peace Beyond Your Comfort Zone
My heart is a mysterious island with high walls to keep you out. There’s no beach where you can land. I’ve even posted a few “No Trespassing” signs. Because I’m terrified of intimacy. I’m afraid you will judge and criticize me. Maybe use my honesty against me, or you might reject me, causing even greater … More Let Go of Your Ego-Protection
Over the last few years, I have reread Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s biography by Eric Metaxas several times, captivated by Bonhoeffer’s relentless hope in the most perilous of times. He was a well-known German pastor, theologian, and vocal opponent to the Nazi dictatorship in WWII, eventually executed by the Nazis for his outspoken faith and political activism, … More In Pursuit of Peace
I believe the answer is in the transformation of my heart. Peace comes from entrusting God with all my life—not just “spiritual” places, but deep into the recesses of my human heart. … More Am I living a fear-based life or a faith-based life?