Turning Hardship into Discipleship

The waves of human challenge in 2020 continue to pull many of us back to a place of sober-mindedness again and again. One response is to attempt to escape it by any means necessary. Another response is to press in and invite God into the brokenness. This naturally leads us to prayer and lament, and this is good. 

Another place that we can turn in this season of sober-mindedness is the place of spiritual discipline and even spiritual development. How can I order by life rhythms to keep my heart and mind in the place of health and growth? I have chosen three treks of my own.  

The first is a trek through several of the more recent books to understand the experience of blacks in America and in the Church. This includes titles like Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison and The Third Option by Miles McPherson.  

The second trek is a doubling down on my own rule of life. I have a base rule of life that keeps me in a place of spiritual health and ongoing transformation. Now I am adding more spiritual practices to make it an even more robust pathway toward sustained spiritual health and productivity. 

The third trek is to work through a brand-new online course created by Forward Edge’s founder and President, Joe Anfuso. This course, “Living on Purpose / The Eternal Call to Meaning and Adventure” is a seven-session journey of discovery, leading through a prayerful reflection of one’s own life history to better understand our God-given worth and purpose. I highly recommend this experience to everyone. You can find out more at living-onpurpose.org. 


Lent and Lament

In the midst of Holy Week, we find ourselves in a unique season of self-isolation and deprivation that coincides with the religious tradition of Lent observed by many Christians. Lent is a time of preparation – a period of giving up or sacrificing something in preparation for something better that

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5 Tips for Writing Your Child Consistently

I just returned from a mission trip to our child sponsorship program in El Cobre, Cuba and spent several days with not only my sponsored child but some of yours as well! What a joy to see them face to face, hug them, and to share some quality time. One

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Presenting Your Mission in 5 Steps

When it comes to sharing with others about your mission, calling, or passion for a particular cause, your main objective should be to connect with your audience. Get them engaged emotionally and intellectually so that they are ready to receive what you have to say. Whether you are one-on-one or

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5 Surefire Ways to Live Joyfully

“Don’t Worry – Be Happy.” It sounds cliché and is easier said than done. Especially when we’re in the midst of something we feel is robbing us of our joy.  Difficult times are an unfortunate part of life, but they are also opportunities for growth. Many of us believe, even if unconsciously, that our personal

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Transform a Child's Life Through Sponsorship

Bonjou (hello), my name is Didley

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  • 14 yrs. old


Entered the program: January 2017

Didley lives with his parents and little brother in an unfinished concrete block house with no water or electricity. Didley's mother is a teacher and is his only working parent since his father has been without employment since the 2016 hurricane.

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Three $38 sponsorships are needed to cover the complete holistic care of one child. Cover one, two, or three sponsorships.