Loving The Overlooked

Loving The Overlooked “When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at....

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The Tug of War to Trust

If I sat down to make a list of people the Sparrows trust and then made another list of people the Sparrows do not trust I am honestly not sure which list my name would end up on. If missionary life was dependent on the population you love and serve...

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Broken Sparrow

I have my faults, Cant you see? The noise halts. To hear my plea.   I want you to hear, What I have to say. So come near, Dont run away.   “Why don’t you listen?” I yell, I scream. It feels like I’m in a prison. Maybe it’s all...

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A Funeral and A Transition

As with any job, the life-work balance for someone in vocational mission work is a constant journey.  In my experience, the ability to remain light, carefree and available is specifically hard for those dealing with heavy areas like sex trafficking. We spend most of our days trying to uplift and...

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Together Not Separate

Awkward was how I felt as we left the safe house for the World Mandate conference. The two Sparrows in the car were frustrated with each other. They were irritated and had been avoiding each other for a few days. They were not speaking or interacting. Silence was the sound that filled the...

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Arrows in a Quiver

There are many times that my temporal mind cannot see past our girls’ struggles, nor understand how they can overcome them. I want to promise them that there’s something better on the other side of all this pain. But, the thing is, I/we can give them no such promise in...

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Moving Forward by Looking Back

As January 2016 draws to a close I find myself opening my March 2016 calendar more and more, setting up appointments and meetings; and as March draws closer, Dennis and I look forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary with Redeemed Ministries.  The past 10 years have passed more or less...

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Seeds Of Passion

Blaring Mighty to Save (Family Force 5 Remix) by the Newsboys on the radio, the Sparrow and I get on the road.  “I’m so excited.  I have never been to Passion before,” the Sparrow says as she smiles, sings and dances to the music.   As we drive I reflect...

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My Journey With God

My journey with God began in 2013. I didn’t know that I would ever be on a journey with God back then. They say how you spend your New Year’s Eve is how you’ll spend your whole year, but I really don’t believe that because in the beginning of 2013...

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Hope is Home

For as long as I can remember The Wizard of Oz has been one of my Dad’s favorite movies.  “There’s no place like home,” is one of my favorite lines from the movie.  In the movie, Dorothy falls into a deep sleep after being hit on the head and spends the...

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