SHE CARRIES CHANGE: Backpacks and Shoes for Students in Bubanza

UPDATE on Monday, Feb 18: 352 Backpack + Shoes Sets Have Been sponsored already. Thank you!!!! Let’s get to 600!  #together #shecarrieschange [ RESOURCES ADDED AT BOTTOM OF POST FOR USE ON SOCIAL MEDIA.]  Next week is Valentine’s Day. We love Love over here, and not just the romantic kind. We believe in Love to […]

What I Learned Grocery Shopping in Buenos Aires

Here’s how a 20-year-old American student shops for groceries in Buenos Aires. She waits until she has absolutely no food left. She waits until she’s headed home from her last class of the day, usually after 9pm. She doesn’t eat dinner ahead of time. She races around the store, grabbing food frantically as her stomach […]

Our Confidence is in the Shalom-Maker

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. In the early days of the New Year I stumbled upon Psalm 46. I was thinking about how God disarms our violence, and I landed on this psalm on this January morning. But here the song—for it is a song that celebrates the […]

Untangling My Twisted Theology of Creation

By Natalie Patton | Twitter: @naticakes1016  It was the time of day in Bangkok when dirt and dust from sidewalk chalk covered my kids. With darkened faces, glowing eyes, and wild hair, they looked like creatures from another planet, doing loops on bikes in the shade of our high-rise condo. My six year old loves riding […]

I Looked for Joy in the Wrong Place

I thought it was gone, but it turns out, I was just looking for it in the wrong place. Four years ago, when my dad died, everything changed. I’m not just speaking in the metaphoric sense that everything changed in grief, but in the very real, physical sense that everything in our wee Forbes world […]