Christina was born in Juba, Sudan (now South Sudan). As the civil war intensified, she moved first to Kenya and then Uganda before coming to the US as a refugee at 9 years old. She is currently a consultant with an international consulting firm.
My friend's brother Greg is one of less than 200 people in the world living without a heart. Since late 2013, he has been supported by an artificial heart (SynCardia TAH) that circulates his blood and keeps his body functioning. Sadly, after almost 3 years on TAH his health is failing. Below is what my friend … Continue reading Heart After God
Based on an interview with Patricia Myers. Pat spent almost ten years working in the Middle East in talent management, organizational development and as Head of Talent Management for National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia. I grew up in the 1960s, in rural NY, on a farm; I picked fruits in the orchard and worked in … Continue reading A World Away
Sharla Langston is an author, giving coach, and nonprofit leader. She said “I do" for the first time at 50, and in her book The Crowd-Sourced Marriage, she shares how Team Sharla helped her find the perfect-for-her partner. A passion for generosity drives Sharla’s work. She enjoys helping people find ways to invest their time, … Continue reading Abundant Life
Rachel D.* leads a local nonprofit organization. She has been married for over twenty years and is the mother of two teenagers. Most Fridays, her and her husband host a group of international students at their house (karaoke is frequently involved). One of the most life-changing sequence of events happened to me eleven years after … Continue reading Is It Really True?
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve spent more time considering the differences between how others perceive me and how I know the real me to actually be. Looking at myself from the outside, I know I have a great life. I live in the best country in the world, I am married to my best friend, … Continue reading Public, Private, and Secret Self
“I don’t want you to pretend you are rich,” my Dad told me when I left for college. Until then, I didn’t know I lived in the ghetto. My Mom was the neighborhood doctor, and my Dad worked in a dental office. Our community never felt dangerous. My parents told me the people I associated … Continue reading Favored
You can be sober but not free, and I see now there is no freedom apart from Christ. I grew up in a rural neighborhood outside a big city. When I was around eight-years-old, I found a porn magazine thrown out on the side of the road and I still remember those images vividly. It … Continue reading Freedom
I smile when I think of the time I felt no heaviness, no worry when my spirit was light and free. I experienced it when I was on a missions trip in Spain, the summer between college and law school. That summer I felt completely in line with God and in the middle of His will. … Continue reading Journey Home