Growing up Caribbean, Bob Marley’s music was everything. When we say, ‘Let’s listen to some Bob’, we aren’t talking about Bob Dylan. To us, he is known by his first name, and we all claim him. He gave us words and music that really became the soundtrack of our lives. We love all kinds of music, but nothing is in the same category as Bob.
I am learning that the things that break us are the things that make us most humble. They provide a venue for God to work in us, to bring healing, and to show us that part of Himself that we don't know we need until brokenness is all we know. We take His hand in the darkness and hold on to it for dear life because He doesn't try to avoid us. He doesn't run away from that broken place where you find yourself; instead He settles in for the long haul with you. He comforts you, soothes you, hears you out; and then bit by bit He brings you back out into the light.
But, what if? What if it were possible for Father to give us more than we can ask or imagine? What if He could restore the years the locusts have eaten? What if He does raise dead things to life? What if He really does often do a new thing in our lives? What if we have not because we ask not?
How it is that in the hottest month of the year, the trees are so beautiful and laden with fruit? Can I be like that? Even when I am being scorched by life's unfairness, and am thirsty from a lack of good things being poured into me, would it be possible for me to bloom and stand tall and be majestic?
We’ve made at least four trips to Flores already this year. Before that, I had not been to Flores in about fifteen years. I thought the only reason one would go to Flores would be as a side trip to Tikal. I assumed the roads were still bad, and feared the presence and actions of … Continue reading Why you should visit La Isla de Flores, Guatemala
Cancun is full of new buildings trying to look like something they aren't. Havana is full of old buildings holding onto centuries of history.