Happy Halloween!

This is my costume this year. I think it might be my most favorite ever. (For a peek at school-aged Joy, check out the Halloween greeting on Deeper Story today.) What will you be dressing up as this year? What was your favorite costume? (No Life:Unmasked link-up...

Are You Up for a Challenge? How about Five of Them?

The objections are as ugly as they are predictable. “Jesus said we will always have the poor with us. If He says we can’t actually eliminate poverty, why bother trying?” “If they are poor, they must be lazy. They made their bed, now they can lie in it.” “Why help...

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,...