Up Against the Chaos »

I am heading to Haiti this week for Easter and I can’t help but feel the anticipation of a trip to the front lines. It makes my spirit hum. I love serving the Haitian kids and encouraging the staff there.

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Time to Love Again »

This fall, Todd and I were gifted a chance to travel to Israel and Turkey and study under Bible teacher, Ray Vanderlaan. I have dozens of stories I could tell, but I wanted to share my overall impression of Turkey.

New Year’s Resolutions »

This New Year’s season, I am going to start a practice I hope to continue throughout the year. I am going to focus more on who I am being, than what I am doing.

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Celebrating Advent »

In these tabernacle moments when we feel Him near, we can sense His dwelling among us. To borrow a phrase from the fifth century Christians, we are in a thin place.

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Faithful and Available »

It was a Saturday like most other Saturdays in our home – full of projects to finish, laundry to do, kids’ events to attend, mouths to feed.

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Reckless Faith Live with Beth Guckenberger »

I remember everything about the afternoon the phrase “Reckless Faith” first came to mind. It was 2007 and I was writing a book about my family’s stories from living in Mexico, unsure of how to link them altogether.

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Storyweaver »

Ronaldo is a kind and generous friend, a respected leader among his peers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is thoughtful and curious for what God has next for him.

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Farther Down the Path »

A reckless faith trusts when God leads us down an unknown or lesser desired path. It trusts that the relationships we want to let go of — because they’re too hard or too complicated — are actually being used for his glory, for our sharpening, and for the others’ good.

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Deeply Loved »

We look up from the prayer we shared at the start of the graduation party for Gaby Delgado. She lifts her head and scans the crowd. It’s full of a hundred faces, some of whom have only met Gaby in her most recent years, others of us who have known her all her life.

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Sharing a Mission »

We were walking in a Nigerian village and I was fifteen feet behind Todd. I was happily holding the sweaty hands of several children from the village, when I glance up and see Todd. I later wrote a caption to this picture, “Oh yes, this is how I like this man…with a Bible in his back pocket and an orphan in each hand.”

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