A Letter to a Friend

This week, a dear friend of mine from Argentina celebrated a big birthday. Turning fifteen is a very significant moment in a young woman’s life in Latin America. I felt the Lord leading me to share some affirmation with this sweet one, but the funny thing is, I...

On Discipline

Someone recently challenged me to think of spiritual discipline as training for a sport. Of course this got my mind churning on tangible ways to envision the practice of spiritual discipline. The following are my thoughts on the subject. I ran track and cross country...

On Discernment

Many people have asked me how I made the decision to go to Bolivia. Sometimes the how can be just as important as the why. Here’s my story of discernment on spending a year in South America. No, I didn’t hear the voice of God speaking directly to me. I...