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Uganda Trip Prayer Requests

Uganda Trip Prayer Requests

Dear Friends, In a few days we will be leaving for a short-term ministry trip to Kampala, Uganda. This will be our first partner summit. We have invited two dozen of our most strategic African partners from the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda to join us in...

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Do you make New Years resolutions? Resolutions to bring about a whole new you, and start the new beginnings we hear people talking about. That was my experience year after year, or sometimes Monday after Monday during the year. It was this goal to somehow forget the...

Merry Christmas from Mending the Soul!

As we reflect on Christ’s birth this Christmas we are reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Christ is our Immanuel, He is God with us. Always. His heart is the heart that beats in ours. His hands the hands in ours. His words of comfort in our mouths. His...

Advent Week Three: Jesus is the King Our Hearts Long For

Advent Week Three: Jesus is the King Our Hearts Long For

This is part of our Advent Blog Series. To read the rest of the posts in the series, click here. Last week in our Advent Blog Series, we talked about God loves us too much to give us what we expect. In saying that God doesn’t give us what we expect, we don’t want to...

An Unexpected Advent Gift: Angry Tears

An Unexpected Advent Gift: Angry Tears

  Let love be genuine…Weep with those who weep. —Romans 12:9, 15 You came to me today. Not in a way I expected. Last week I realized that we’ve begun advent and I looked around for a Christmas book to guide me: something articulate, clever, artistic. I had none...

Christmas: Darkness and Light

Christmas: Darkness and Light

We are entering one of the most significant seasons in the Western world—Christmas. Our senses will be flooded with holiday sounds, smells, foods, and events. Culturally and economically, much of the year revolves around this season. Ninety-five percent of Americans...