Stories about Care for the Discarded

Fortunate Fall.

“Tomorrow is supposed to be day 635.” She texts and I whisper the prayer. “Please don’t die.” I never let her know it in that first year, but there was...

Speaking with a Dialect.

She stood in the kitchen, reading a single chapter of a book by Chuck Colson. Bianca was obliging me as I prepared to return to Romania, a country still...

The Power to Scale Walls and Rescue.

We stood, holding hands in the playground of the small orphanage hidden in the mountains of Guatemala. We had come, a team of women from the United States, to...

Life is Carved in Ruts.

I sit beside them at the handmade table, tucked away in the only shady spot in the courtyard that connects the small home, workshop and barn. The steamy afternoon air...

Jesus Dreams and the Ache of Rescue.

It most always comes upon awakening. The ache. The chest caving in, find it hard to breathe ache found in the ligaments of life between the “I must do...

Yes Ronnie. We are Walking.

It wasn’t my first time to step into the haphazard community of folks who might be missed by most who visit the beautiful city. It was easy to think...

The Little Ragamuffins.

For Ragamuffins, God’s name is Mercy. We see our darkness as a prized possession because it drives us into the heart of God. Without mercy our darkness would plunge...

Dr Pepper Cupcakes. Texas Love.

Salut și Dumnezeu să vă binecuvânteze! Right now, I’m in Romania working with Red Page Ministries and FBC Levelland. We’re serving in some beautiful villages in the western part...

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...
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