Stories about Advocacy

This is Where It’s Good.

I lie here in the quiet, the fragrance of the outcasts still lingering on my skin. Dust and city and cigarettes mingled with warm vanilla and freesia, shared by...

Sometimes Rescue.

The darkness has always felt near. But it had never felt so close, so palpable. And that morning, we longed for weaponry and super-hero powers to scale walls and...

Hey there, story.

“alright, flowers. here’s your part, and trust me, it is a glorious part. you will adorn the heads of royals. you will grace tables of the mighty. and the...

The Little Shepherd.

You are such a quiet one, a hard working one. The story of your arrival at this place is kept tucked away, but there have been hints – hints...

Waging War.

You stand so resolute in the dust and the smoke, your weary eyes watching every small movement of the trucks filled with refuse.  They back to the edge of...

Striking Likeness of Jesus.

“And they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” ~Acts 4:13 A Christian should be a striking likeness of Jesus Christ. You have read lives of...

We Need to Fly.

God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch His breath. And He...

Becoming Naked.

I sit in the airport terminal, watching the parade of people pass. I could stay here for hours, listening to the boarding calls and global languages. Certain things transcend...

No More Labels.

I didn’t want to do this. I wanted this to just go away. Because blog posts like this need to be rendered obsolete. But here it is. And my...

A God-Sized Dream.

I’m on a plane now, returning from a week in Jamaica. Those who don’t know me well have sent well-wishes for a wonderful vacation, but my feet never touched...

Navalee Speaks.

I first saw her smile a year ago.  She darted out of her dorm at the Jamaican School for the Deaf, ready for an afternoon of play  – but...

Finley and the Gift of Brave.

Today is my birthday. I’ve had 54 of them now, so you think I’d get bored with them. But there’s always a “brand new” that happens when I think...
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