On the way to work this morning, I drove by them—twenty turkey vultures, sitting by the side of the road. Five of them were huddled over a dead fawn in the ditch, digging at it furiously, picking the carcass clean. The rest were gathered nearby, impatiently waiting their turn. It’s a gruesome scene, but all […]
By the time you’re reading this, my family and I are probably somewhere in Asia. Yesterday, we strapped on our backpacks, boarded a plane, and started our year-long adventure of traveling around the world. This has been years in the making for us, so it’s a bit of dream come true that we’re finally doing it and not just talking about it. We honestly weren’t sure this would ever happen. But even though this is a dream come true, we’re still nervous.
Lately I’ve realized the people who have had the greatest influence on my life have been those who let Jesus shine through them rather than religion (or a cause) paint over them. Often, when trying on an identity, we paint ourselves over with a cause, even the cause of Christ. Sometimes when I meet a person who is a walking talking press release for Jesus, everything in me wants to get away. There’s just something unnatural about the interaction.
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