Why is it that my heartrate increases and my breathing become jagged when I come across evidence of a previous version of myself -- that is, the one that wholeheartedly committed to the Pentecostal evangelical way of doing faith? I feel so many things when I hear the jargon, see smiling people worshipping together, come … Continue reading The clouded lens of faith
I'm sure you've heard it said that 'no' is a complete sentence. Usually you're told this if you're not sure if you should or can do something and the person you're talking to wants to encourage you to put your foot down and say 'no'. I don't think our society is there yet, to hear … Continue reading Saying 'no' means saying more
Back in November I made a list of huge, crazy, possible impossible prayers. Looking back at my journal tonight, I found that some of them have been answered. Not that I'm surprised, really, because God is God and He does awesome things. But I did think, Man, wow, He really did hear me! Ummm, you … Continue reading Jericho prayers: in progress.
July 8th will be a year since we moved to El Paso. I can't believe everything that's transpired in a year.... We rented our first house. It still doesn't feel 100% like home. Maybe it's because the furniture doesn't match, or that the carpet is an awful poop brown color. Maybe we're just still settling … Continue reading Almost a year
As time goes on, it's becoming more and more evident to us that we are being called into missions. "Called" can be a term thrown around in the Christian circles.. but basically what I mean is that we have a very strong inclination and desire to go. Aaron still has four years left in the … Continue reading Staying missions-minded
This morning was great! We ran our first race together, in the same zip code, in the same country! It was the Ft. Bliss Holiday 8K Run on post. We don't have official times yet, but Aaron ran around a 40:40 (8:05 mile! SO PROUD) and I ran around a 48:30. My goal for this … Continue reading A life fulfilled.
Just enough... like $3.46 in your checking account until payday after all bills and expenses are paid... like older cars that run on prayer and get us places... like just enough patience to get through the end of the work day... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Last night at church we had a celebration called Taste of the Nations, … Continue reading Just enough
Good things are happening in the W household... Fall is here! And to celebrate, we've had temps in the 90's in the desert. Fall-like, eh? And the leaves turn yellow and just fall off the tree. It has been cooler at night. In fact, I'm using three thin blankets now instead of just the sheet … Continue reading The season of good.
>I was thinking about this since I read a blog similar to it at Jamie the Very Worst Missionary, and since we had a rough morning at worship practice before church this morning.Our insecurities don't just disappear when we begin to get involved in ministry. In fact, our shortcomings can be magnified. That's what the enemy … Continue reading >Our insecurities, magnified