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14th Feb

Guest Post: Hi, My Name Is Brittni.

Flying over the beautiful Haitian mountains, as the plane ascended, all I could think of was, “When will God call me back? This place has taken a little bit of my heart and it kinda feels like my heart is breaking up with someone.”

10th Feb

6 Things I’ve Learned on Family

In between worlds is where my life exists as a Mission Coordinator. Between Haiti and Arkansas, to be exact. Between kompa and folk music. Between big city and small town. Between moderation and consumerism. It’s an everyday balancing act of life.

06th Feb

The Belize I Know – A Spin of the Globe

Belize is so much more beautiful than a sunset over the Caribbean or the mist that hovers over the Maya Mountains in the morning. Its beauty is hidden just below the surface in the people who live there – the people who welcome you, love you, and change you. I urge you today – please go experience the true beauty of Belize.

29th Jan
Wrecked: When A Broken World Slams Into Your Comfortable Life, by Jeff Goins

Book Review: Wrecked, by Jeff Goins

Have you been there? Have you ever seen pain without explanation? Hope amidst despair? Redemption in spite of tragedy? Maybe you’ve had experiences where you’ve been moved by compassion to help someone in need, only to realize after helping that you feel a little worse than before? Then chances are, you’ve probably been wrecked. What […]

28th Jan

Motherhood, Don’t Overthink It.

The rest of us non-moms can see you without the blinders of this pressure filled and opinionated society. So can your kids.

23rd Jan

Full-Time Student.. It’s a Mission Field.

When we live the life that Christ lived, people notice that our way of life is set apart from the world.

So if you missed the opportunity yesterday, try to take advantage of it today.

08th Jan

5 Minutes of My Day: Ricky’s Coins

His heart and eyes and dreams are so colorful, so beautiful and big. My heart aches for his future. I plant a firm kiss on his blistering hot and sweaty forehead and whisper prayers of provision over his life.

18th Dec
Torbeck 3/13

What They Don’t Tell You About Being a Missionary

My Missionary Dream I remember my 11 year old self, adamantly claiming the future title of “Medical Missionary” at the dinner table, resulting in the teary-eyed admiration of my mother, eye rolls of my brothers and protective-worry-eyebrow-furrow of my father. I remember my thoughts of what that would look like, traveling all over the world, saving […]

16th Dec

I’m a Mess, But He is Enough.

I’m sitting here in Florida at our Winter staff meetings with PPM. Our Belize Country Coordinator told a story of a friend who was giving a devotional at a men’s meeting and ended up simply saying these three words: “I’m a mess.” And then he listed things he was thankful for. I immediately found myself […]

12th Dec
Kingsdown Music

Rock N Roll Missions – Kingsdown

I first met Dwain Roark, Jr. just over 10 years ago. At that time, Kingsdown was barely more than a blip on the radar of the local music scene in a small Arkansas town. I had the opportunity in those early years to spend some time on the road with the guys, including part of their […]

10th Dec

Liar Liar: How does Culture Shock end?

“What’s it like to come out on the other end of culture shock? (Does it ever end?)” Culture shock is different for each person. But what is it like coming out of the other end? What an excellent question. Culture shock is a natural response of any human after spending an extended period of time […]

10th Dec

Liar Liar: What is Culture Shock Like?

Maybe you’ve been on a mission trip, studied abroad, been an au-pair in France. Or maybe you’ve never left the comfort of your birth-state, I’m not sure. Either way, if you’ve ever spent time in a foreign culture, you’ve probably noticed transitioning back and forth can be difficult. One thing people ask us very often […]