Blessings can come in many forms, such as practical help, a good lesson or example, or a kind word, smile or laugh. They can add to an abundance or help ease an absence, and they can even happen without the deliverer realizing it.
I have a shirt that helps do that, and that’s why I like it. I like it so much that I have two of them and bought one for a friend, because I wanted to share that blessing with him.
Old thoughts, worth sharing again. It was about a year ago that I—living abroad and far too often expected as a token American to explain US politics—prepared this republication of a Facebook post made back in October of 2012, but I shied away from publishing it. Our missionary organization discourages us from political involvement, and so I again distance myself from that aspect, seeking here only to encourage grace, love, and healing as a nation, regardless of the disagreements that too often and too greatly divide us.
Tuesday will be our first election day back in the US, and yet we’re further from voting now than we were last year across the ocean.
One of the harder aspects of relocating from a missionary field to our hometown has been the loss of collegiality.
Categories: Stories, News, & Features
Tags: breathing room, Christ, church, God, isolation, missionaries, stress, support, unguarded