Devotional – Hope for Methuselah

I switched on the light, but procrastinated my ignorance as long as possible, slowly opening my eyes and turning toward the clear bowl in the corner of my living room. I braced myself for the second time of the day. The first time was early in the morning, dreading the same scene I feared now:…

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…

Devotional: Stay in the Game

What happens when you wake up and you just don’t feel like seeing another sunrise in your mission world? This is beyond not being a “morning person.” This is that feeling you get whenever you have to start a new day, a new week—and for some people—even a new year. This is what happens when you’re…

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…