Cultivating Gratitude »

Ever since our kids were little, we’ve put them to bed asking two questions, “Who did you see being kind today?”

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Courage is the Byproduct of Faith »

Courage is not the opposite of fear. Courage is the byproduct of faith. It’s surrender and forward motion. It’s a release of control and a holy confidence in a plan bigger than the page you are on. It announces to those paying attention, you are a citizen of another place.

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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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