Fifty years ago, on May 4, 1961, thirteen Americans—7 black, 6 white—departed Washington, D.C., on Greyhound and Trailways buses with the intent of challenging Jim Crow travel laws in the Deep South. They called themselves the Freedom Riders. Eventually 450 different people—75% of them under the age of 30—would take part in the months-long journey. Their final […]Read More Don’t Miss ‘Freedom Riders’ Tonight
As I continue to process the news about Osama bin Laden’s death, one particular aspect of the raid on his compound really intrigues me: That a woman was fatally shot during the action. At first we were told the woman was one of bin Laden’s wives. Now that doesn’t seem to be the case. Early […]Read More Who Would You Take a Bullet For?
The news came as a shock to me, as I’m sure it did to many of you. Last night I was actually headed to bed early (for once) when a CNN Breaking News email flashed into my inbox. It read simply: “Osama bin Laden is dead.” So much for turning in early. My husband and […]Read More On the Death of Osama bin Laden
Twice a year the missions organization I work for sets aside an entire day to pray. For one day in October and one in April all of us around the world stop our ministry activity and get on our knees to do the real work of the kingdom. And twice a year, I balk at […]Read More Prayer Request for More Prayer
“For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him…” (Philippians 1:29) “The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.” (Acts 5:41) I don’t know about you, but I don’t remember the […]Read More It Has Been Granted to You to Suffer
Clarity of purpose. That’s what I sometimes lack. When I find myself discouraged, depressed, disheartened, or merely disinterested, it’s usually because I’ve forgotten my purpose. Lack of purpose is what drew me to the Lord in the first place. Before I knew Christ, my heart ached from the unanswered question, What’s the point? The point, […]Read More On the Way To Jerusalem
Boxes, boxes, boxes. Well, boxes and paint samples. That’s what my life has consisted of recently. Our family just moved. And we love our new house. But I’m weary of the boxes. First we had to pack everything we owned into boxes. Now we’re unpacking all those same things out of their boxes. And here’s […]Read More Of Boxes and Battles