The plans I had for myself started around college age when I was planning out my whole life: married at 28, a couple of kids a few years after that, then the traditional happy life. I had it all figured out.
I was a true 1970s hippie and lived a lifestyle that was compatible with that term. I left home at 17, partying and traveling around the country, at times traveling by hitchhiking. I was literally risking my life searching for something that was meaningful.
We are thankful for a God who works for us and we’re also thankful for the work He has called us to on this Earth. Here are a few verses that we pray help you find encouragement, purpose, and joy on this holiday.
Paul was a prisoner. Again…on board a cargo ship headed for Rome…the ship, sailing too late in the season, encountered not just a storm, but a full-blown tempest…A starving, soaked, despairing group hung onto their splintering ship, tossed like a toy day after day in the crashing darkness.
Snapshot: Late morning, somewhere in eastern Uganda, 2016.
We sat in plastic chairs under the shade of a tree, feeling a bit awkward as we tried to decipher the ceremony taking place before us…A live chicken was brought to the circle and handed to me…I felt undeserving to be treated like a VIP.