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Category Archives: faith

A Foreigner’s Perspective on the Refugee Crisis

When I lived in the United States, my life was very much red, white, and blue {well, mostly white, middle-class} withView full post »

I’m More Hot Mess than Scripted Ministry

It’s been an incredibly busy week month of meetings, personal check-ins, and soul care for our friends in SE Asia. OurView full post »

My Team is My Body {Velvet Ashes}

When people ask me, “What is the hardest part of living overseas?” my immediate response is “Getting along withView full post »

My Womb Aches for Life, While My Baby Is In Another Woman’s Arms

This post originally appeared at Missional Women. —————— I don’t know how to tellView full post »

Define Your Role as Servant {Velvet Ashes}

I felt invalidated for a long time. It began in a faith culture where women were to be quiet and keep their spiritualView full post »

Where’s the Blogging Outrage Against Injustice?

I’ve never called myself a blogger, even though I suppose I am. I don’t know…I’m not exactly trying to make aView full post »

Why I’m Tired of Talking About “Women’s Roles”

This post is part of a series called ‘Redefining Biblical Womanhood.’ You can check out the other posts hereView full post »

Why I Continue to Give to Beggars

Today I sat by the window of a small café in a capital city of the developing world. The waitress brought the GreekView full post »

I am Not a Good Person

Since our preparation to move abroad and during the time of our service overseas, we have been flooded with complimentsView full post »

The Christmas Story is Only the Beginning

I grew up in a conservative church background with generations of believing men and women passing down a rich legacy ofView full post »

A Second Rebirth {Velvet Ashes}

I am so honored to be joining Velvet Ashes as a regular contributor. (I’ve also been managing our InstagramView full post »

Standing in the Middle of No Man’s Land

I’m suffering from what feels like an eternal writer’s block. It’s not that I haven’t been trying. I’veView full post »

Practicing Picking Up My Bible

When my alarm went off at 5:30 AM on Monday, there was much more of me that wanted to stay asleep than wanted to peelView full post »

Inviting My Children to Experience the Kingdom

This post is part of a series titled Redefining Biblical Womanhood. Check out the other parts of the series here. —View full post »

God Loves Single Women, Too

When I started the series on Redefining Biblical Womanhood, I heard from a reader who I knew had a story to tell.  KimView full post »