Without Roadmaps: The Idea Camp: Human Care

Without Roadmaps: The Idea Camp: Human Care

We were sipping coffee when she told me, “You know what you would LOVE.  You would LOVE the Idea Camp.” I’m all ears, because she knows introverted me doesn’t love conferences. “The people at The Idea Camp — they ask questions rather than give easy answers.”  [now that sounds nice] “They’re friendly toward men and … Read More

Why It Matters That He Sees

Why It Matters That He Sees

The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert.  She [Hagar] gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” When I was five years old I ran away from home … Read More

Take Better Care of Yourself

Take Better Care of Yourself

As I wrote earlier, things over here have been … challenging.  I’m in need of a bit of soul care.  Maybe you are too … Here are five thoughts on caring for your tired soul: 1. It’s not selfish to prioritize yourself.Sometimes we have a lot to give, and sometimes we don’t.  There’s a reason … Read More

When Faith Loses Heart

When Faith Loses Heart

Van Gogh: “Outskirts of Paris” Some of us, dare I say *many* of us, don’t need more head knowledge when it comes to our faith.  What is missing from our spiritual lives, from our public profession of faith, from our every day relationship with Jesus is not head.  What is missing is heart. Does this … Read More

Short Term Missions Trips — Fundraising Strategies and Things to Consider

Short Term Missions Trips — Fundraising Strategies and Things to Consider

On Short-Term Missions Trips, here was a Reader’s question (LOVE when you write): Hi Karen,   I’m not yet a follower of your blog, but I came across your post from last April on STM Fundraising that I really appreciated.    I’ve been on a couple of trips in the past couple years, and I now … Read More