Aug

03

Guatemala 2016 | New Lenses

The culture shock has set in now that I am back in the United States, but my mind is still in Guatemala. Air conditioning, warm showers, and a comfortable bed are all part of my life again, but I cannot wash off the feel of that beautiful country. It has gotten under my skin, and […]

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Jul

26

Guatemala 2016 | Finding God in Guatemala

Upon arriving in Guatemala, our cohort has been asked to follow four guiding principles: 1.  It’s complicated. 2.  It depends. 3.  Hold things loosely. 4.  Ask beautiful questions. What do these mean?  There is so much history and depth to Guatemala that there are no easy answers and more importantly, no easy solutions to all […]

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Jul

15

Guatemala 2016 | Finding Light in the Darkness

This past week I have been blessed with beautiful weather in Northeast Indiana and have been able to get in a lot of morning runs. Running as the sun comes up casts many shadows across the road and at one point my own shadow startled me! This incident got me thinking about light and darkness […]

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Jul

06

Guatemala 2016 | Preparing My Heart for Guatemala

As I prepare to head to Guatemala in three weeks, I keep wondering if I have read enough, studied enough, and prayed enough. I keep looking for a common thread in my reading as are many others in my cohort. One fellow classmate says that courage is reoccurring in her reading. I think I have […]

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Mar

28

MSFL Easter Mercies | Grief Interrupted (Visio Divina)

By Janet Lee (Cohort 11) — He saved her in so many ways. He healed her inner wounds. He freed her from the torment of evil spirits. He invited her to follow Him. He welcomed her into His family. He blessed and empowered her to serve and lead. He loved her so completely that she […]

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Feb

29

MSFL Lenten Mercies | A Time of Undoing

By Janet Lee (Cohort 11) — This year I gave up Lent for Lent. You see, I’m a goal-setter, high achiever, Type A and not at all proud of it. My need to achieve is a stumbling block to the deeper life with God I crave. So Lent presents a real and present danger to […]

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