The Week Our Neighbor Died, Here in Our Small Village

Last weekend our neighbor died. I'm still thinking about it because the circumstances around his death and the response to his death are nothing I've ever experienced.  And, it was our children's first encounter with death, up-close. Beto was 23.  He was born and lived his entire life in this little village called Cacalotepec (population: 700) …

Understanding Money in Relation to Missionaries: What You Need to Know

In June, while in Texas, I met a writer-friend in a chic little coffee shop.  Jackie leaned forward and urged me with southern drama and drawl, "You gotta write out the things that scare you the worst because those are the things that people need to hear the most." Just days before this, our family …