What does it take to walk with lions?
There can come beauty from the ashes.
Sparrows are so common that they are often thought to be "disposable." If one falls, why bother? There are literally millions, if not billions, of them filling our skies. It may not matter in the grand scheme of things, if one sparrow falls, but it does matter to that one sparrow.
One of the most important things a dream does is not for us, but what it can do for others. God never puts a dream in our hearts that won't spill out and reach others with His love. When the dream God puts in you resurrects another's dream that has died, you have passed the test.
The simplicity of Africa has spared me from the confusion of having to face the "new and improved." I only want a tube of toothpaste when entering the store. What I don't want to face is feeling as if I have to make a major life decision between brands and their sub-brands.
Most young couples dream of building careers, buying property and weekend barbecues. Us? We were busy trying to book cheap flights, set up international vaccination appointments and get our passports.
I can say for certain, when you answer the call to go, you'll never have a dull day, a dull moment. Every day will be fresh, full of opportunity for something new.
The water is off today.
One of the hardest things to do when you're told what to do, is to do it.
It's hard to live out our convictions in an increasingly hostile world - and I'm not only talking about the hostility we see on the news or internet. In our personal, day-to-day lives it's not uncommon to come face-to-face with intense rejection any time we choose to go against the grain of what is "the norm."