Living between two Charlottes.

A few weeks ago, I found myself experiencing the life of extreme poverty and the life of extreme affluence in Charlotte... in just a matter of hours. 12 hours to be exact. From 7pm on a Wednesday night to 7am on a Thursday morning. I felt like I was living in two different cities. But … Continue reading Living between two Charlottes.

He gets what He wants.  We are not powerful enough to mess up His plans for us.

About a year and a half ago, I felt the Lord really putting on my heart that he wanted me to learn more about Him. More than what I was learning in my LifeGroup and at church. And, to do so in a more structured way. But I just kind of tossed it off and … Continue reading He gets what He wants.  We are not powerful enough to mess up His plans for us.

Sow the seeds of the Gospel and let the Holy Spirit continue the work.

Leena laughs at you when you ask her what her plans are (for the day, for the week, for ServeTrust).  In one of my many question-peppering conversations while on the bus in India, I asked her....how does she plan for what's next.  And, she laughed at me.  For Leena, it's not about planning.  It's about … Continue reading Sow the seeds of the Gospel and let the Holy Spirit continue the work.

Teach people to fish. And to depend on Him. He is all we need.

I spent more than a decade working in international development. In those years, I learned how to help in the developing country context.... and, what can be destructive. Essentially.... in order to do things that improve someone's life, you do it alongside them... teaching and mentoring in a way that provides sustainable change. Going into … Continue reading Teach people to fish. And to depend on Him. He is all we need.

Train up and empower others to be His disciples alongside you. We all have our own unique gifts. Let’s use them to glorify Him, together.

When I lived in DC, I had the opportunity to learn about myself and grow....A LOT.  Honestly speaking, I didn't have a choice.  Part of it is just what happens in DC....and/or being away from home. But a whole lot of it was God and the opportunities He put in front of me. (Even living … Continue reading Train up and empower others to be His disciples alongside you. We all have our own unique gifts. Let’s use them to glorify Him, together.

Trust. It’s fundamental to sharing the gospel.

God has a funny way of teaching us what He wants us to know and understand. With me, He has really wanted me to understand the role of trust, connection and relationships in sharing the gospel and who He is with people who do and don't know Him. And, in the creative way He [always] … Continue reading Trust. It’s fundamental to sharing the gospel.