Devotional – Don’t Be an Expert

  Welcome to our new missionaries! By now you are probably learning the art of pretending to know what you’re doing when you really don’t. Being a missionary is humbling for more than one reason. But one reason is because is because you’re entering a whole new world, and it’s hard to learn everything really…

Devotional – Bread

One of my favorite things in the world is home-made bread—straight from the oven. Cooled just enough to slice into it, but still warm enough to melt the butter. So good. Let’s just imagine for a moment a fresh-baked loaf of bread sitting on a kitchen table. The delicious smell draws everyone in the house…

Devotioanl: Looking Dumb

Learning is hard—and humbling.  When we’re kids, we are learning all the time—how to read, how to ride a bike, how to swim, how to play the piano.  It’s like a full-time job, and it takes vulnerability that we take for granted.  But then there comes a point, maybe at around age 12 or 13,…

Devotional: The Attitude

To those of you just beginning your volunteer mission adventure…WELCOME!  Welcome to the craziest weeks of your life: trying to figure out a new job, roommates (including the insect kind), language, culture, food, and sleep schedule (at least until jet-lag is over).  It’s all pretty exciting and intimidating at the same time.  But as any…