What Are Blogging Trips with World Vision Really Like?

Have you ever wondered what a vision trip is like? I know I did before I went on one. I sat down to sketch out a typical day, but then I realized that doesn’t exist. Then I thought about setting this up like a choose-your-own-adventure book, but that is too...

Does God Understand?

Their obvious otherness intimidated me. What must they think of my exposed hair, my short skirt over leggings, and my bright colors? Were they judging me? Maybe they were afraid I was judging them. Maybe they just didn’t know what to make of our fair skin. Maybe they...

Rules of the Sri Lanka Road [Video!]

Driving in Sri Lanka is nothing like driving in the States. They drive on the left side of the road and pass on the right, like the British. They are fond of traffic circles with no directional signs. Most rural Sri Lankan roads are one lane wide for two-way travel,...

The Fire in Her Gut

I met Mala, Woman of Valor, in her small palm-branch-thatched home in a rural village in Sri Lanka. As we sat in the plastic chairs stamped with flowers in the front room of her two-room house, she stood in the elbow between a handmade standing table and the woven...

We Are One But We’re Not the Same

(Looking for Life: Unmasked? Gen of Turquoise Gates is hosting the link-up today. Share your post over here!) I’ve been listening to U2 in the van as we bounce down dusty roads in rural Sri Lanka. It just fits for the kinds of things we’re doing here. I...