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Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy

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For the past two days I’ve been riveted to Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, an astounding book and a book of genius. It is set in 1849-50 and follows the Glanton Gang on their orgy of slaughter along the Texas-Mexico border. It is without a doubt the most violent and bloody book I’ve ever read, a study of evil and the lust for war.

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Meditation Monday – Taste and See The Lord Is Good.

by Christine Sine Last week I talked about our need to pay attention to our lives. I reflected on the need to listen deeply and look closely, but as I reflected on that this week I realized there are far more ways to pay attention than looking and listening. There are five senses through which […]

Month 9 Recap: Vietnam (with pictures!)

May has been a great month! Here is a little glimpse of what our time in Vietnam looked like.  We taught English at a school in Danang. During the afternoons we played English games with the students, and in the evenings we helped teach ESL classes (English as a Second Language). We planned an outing to the park, with all the students from the ESL classes. We played games, sang songs, and had fun with them! We also got to help with preparation for their first ever graduation ceremony

Lost In Manila

This is a travel day story for anyone who wonders what traveling looks like on the World Race! We began our day arriving at the airport in Danang, Vietnam, at 4:30am. We checked our luggage, went through security, and waited until our plane boarded around 7:00am. The first part of our trip went smoothly…. We landed in Ho Chi Min city, Vietnam, and had to collect our luggage, re-check it for our international flight, and go through security again. Most of the day was spent in the Ho Chi M

Dancing in Zululand

Dancing in the Zulu culture is at the forefront of celebrations and just simply a way to make time pass. This month I spent the month living, working, and trying to understand Zulu women. There is a definite language and cultural barrier between me and my many new Zulu mamas and grandmas. But dancing needs no language. Dancing has the ability to break down barriers and allows us to walk in a new way with the people around us. As I tried to kick my leg to my head in the traditional dance of the

VERY Detailed Packing list

(This is a blog Joe Barnes and I collaborated on back in December. I am simply copying the blog he posted to repost now for those launching in the coming months. Enjoy!!)  To all you future World Racers out there, this blog is for you. You are about to leave on the most incredible journey and there are rarely words that adequately describe what you should expect, so this blog is not meant to prepare you for what God has planned. This blog is, however, designed to prepare you for what you m

She Chose Buddha Instead

It was an average ministry day in Myanmar. We were doing our last house visits for the month. House visits this month had been so encouraging as people received the Gospel we shared and either accepted Jesus or wanted to know more. I always left houses hopeful or full of joy, but this house was different.   We walked to houses that were close by to the orphanage our hosts ran. The people we were sharing with today were good friends of our hosts, people who had often helped out at the orph

It's Your Race Too

This blog is for you. It’s for each person reading this right now, for every person who has prayed for me, for anyone who has supported me financially, or even anyone who simply reads my posts occasionally or just looks at my Instagram account. This is for you.   The World Race is hard; sometimes it’s really hard. Sometimes I want to quit; sometimes I ask myself why I signed up for this. Sometimes I think about how far I have left to go on the race, and I think, “What ha

Beyond our Limits

We don’t know our limits unless we choose to reach them. Only once we walk out of what we are capable of doing will we find that with the power of the Holy Spirit in us we are able to exceed those limits and accomplish things that we deemed impossible. If we stick to doing things that we know we can accomplish on our own then we will miss out on a incredible life of surrender, trust and provision as things that are impossible come to pass. Only those that recognize their incapabilities an

Going to Church with Our Taxi Driver

While we were at debrief in Cape Town, we found out that there was a Hillsong Church plant nearby, and a bunch of us wanted to go. The group of us got together and tried to get an Uber, but it was taking a while, so we walked outside and ran into a taxi driver, with just enough seats for all of us. I cancelled our incredibly slow uber driver once we found the taxi which was driven by a man named Maxwell. Maxwell was a really nice, rather quiet man. Some of us tried to make conversation with h
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