from pity to peace: saying yes when it’s painful

by ej blohm missionary to kenya November, 2019.  Tears carved tiny streams down my cheeks as I stood at the kitchen sink, hands plunged into hot water.  My thoughts screamed out in anguish.  “I can’t DO this God!  How can I live so far from my babies?” my heart cried.  “God, how do I doContinue reading “from pity to peace: saying yes when it’s painful”

the invitation

a quarantine psalm by holly j. clemente Preface: My pastor often says, “The loudest voice is not always the true voice.” I was reflecting on that thought as I went to bed last night and thinking once again how true it is. The loudest voices in my head are often the ones that magnify theContinue reading “the invitation”

romance vs. reality- part 1

by rachel rebekah witt missionary to mexico I can’t say that I can pinpoint exactly when I felt God calling me to a foreign mission field. Sometime during my high school and college days, there was a desire birthed in me that began as a small interest in other countries and cultures… and then suddenlyContinue reading “romance vs. reality- part 1”

the real treasure

by holly j. clemente “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” I would bet that you’ve heard this verse from Psalm 37 in a sermon before. I would even guess that you might have it highlighted in your Bible or saved on your phone. It’s a verseContinue reading “the real treasure”

God is writing my story- part 2

by sandi youngren missionary to ecuador Let’s take a quick look at others like me, in the Bible, holding their stunned heads and very reluctantly giving in to the stitches and that bandage ripping, while the Patient Doctor held our hands and coached us through it.  MOSES A baby is born when male babies wereContinue reading “God is writing my story- part 2”

becoming God’s version of me- part 3

by holly j. clemente missionary to mexico The fear was back in full swing as I faced the gravity of the decision I was making. Not only were my thoughts filled with doubts, but I also heard each one of those doubts echoed back by well-meaning friends and family members. How could I move toContinue reading “becoming God’s version of me- part 3”

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