Why did I have to go through that?

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.

What if?

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?

Why you should visit La Isla de Flores, Guatemala

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