Stay Present, Focused and Obedient (and asked to be filled in order to do so): Acts 2, Part 2

I invite you to continue to walk with me through the book of Acts, now into Acts 2. There are other posts I am working on simultaneously apart from my study which I'll post intermitatly, but I do hope you come along with me in my Acts-journey. Pentecost is not an idea that began after …

Cure for the Lonely Ache: Acts 2, Part 1

Loneliness is reaching epidemic proportions. Best defined, loneliness is the emotional state created when people have fewer social contacts and meaningful relationships than they would like — connections that make them feel known and understood. Studies show that one in two Americans consider themselves lonely. I have become well-acquainted with loneliness, especially in the present …

Conquering the Intercession Fatigue that Cultural Stress Creates

Have you ever experienced "intercession fatigue" due to frustration, negativity, and even anger towards those whom God has clearly called you to love and serve? I have. This can often be of particular challenge to cross-cultural missionaries due to culture stress. Most long-term missionaries work through the grueling process of culture shock as they make a new country their home, …