We Are Going to Be Foster Parents

Six years ago this spring I interviewed to be a child protective services investigator for the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. I knew next-to-nothing about the job or the field. It had only been three months since I entered the child welfare world, working for a private human services agency tracking youth on house arrest and supervising visits…

Mother India

This week, I was blessed to be able to watch Mother India, a brief documentary that follows twenty-five orphans living along the railway in southern India. The film is directed by Noah Lamberth and David Trotter, and narrated by Grammy Award winner Rebecca St. James.  Concerned about the thirty-one million orphans in India, Trotter and Shawn Scheinoha head to India in search…

6 Ways to Be Middle Class and Mission-Minded

Here are six straightforward ideas to challenge middle (and upper) class Americans to reject opulence and excess while building the kingdom of God: Keep your high paying job and give the majority of your income away by living in a small house (not every kid deserves their own room) and driving modest cars (Chevy gets…

BEAM Africa

Part 7 in a 10 part series. View series intro and index.

How George Müller Started His Day

This is in the same vein as my earlier post on why we study the Bible.  I hope you’ll find this autobiographical piece from Müller to be edifying. While I was staying at Nailsworth, it pleased the Lord to teach me a truth, irrespective of human instrumentality, as far as I know, the benefit of…