As you may, or may not, know, I’m a bit of a misfit. Wherever I go I tend to do the opposite of what others do to fit in. I don’t misbehave on purpose – it’s a special talent that I possess. This talent has been cultivated through years of shifting between cultures. It began years ago (I won’t say how many years ago) as I am born American to Finnish parents, raised in a Finnish community as a child, grew up in South Florida, and moved over to Africa where I have spent most of my life. Who does that? I’ve never fully fit anywhere. From the time I was in school, I knew I wasn’t destined for popularity. My parents’ English was lined with a nearly unintelligible accent that made fodder for the bullies. We lived frugally, that itself was a problem in a society that measures its members by what they look like and what they possess.
Loving Your Children Means Leading Them to Risk Everything – Broken Missiology https://brokenmissiology.com/2017/05/08/loving-your-children-means-leading-them-to-risk-everything/
Originally posted on Broken Missiology:
The following is an excerpt from The Upstream Collective‘s ebook, Receiving Sent Ones During Reentry: The Challenges of Returning…
I am guilty of being surprised or even ungrateful when God sends blessings and answers to prayer time and again and I continue to accuse Him of not hearing my cries for help.
Have you ever wondered how someone could question your motives? Felt as if all you do is spend your time trying to prove yourself?
The story of Martin and Katie Luther is a must read. Enjoy! https://markdriscoll.org/the-amazing-love-story-of-martin-and-katherine-luther/
Originally posted on The Cultural Misfit:
I originally wrote this two years ago and it feels like yesterday. I am still missing…
December, in our part of Africa, brings with it not only Christmas and the end of the year, but also
I’m a sojourner, a pilgrim of sorts
Day 17 – If someone has found the secret to being prepared for life, please let me know!