Love Across the Seas

I never feared my soon to be husband’s reaction to many of my cultural biases, or customs, however, I was convinced what I was about to share with him could potentially…

The Beauty of Community

A couple of years after my father’s death, I was surprised that I still felt just as “let-down”, and deflated as the day I was told of his passing. Honestly, I hated what I perceived as my wilderness experience. Often, I would…

Duality

The church service had just led out, and I lingered outside talking with some of my friends when suddenly, I was confronted by two young men from my church. One of them asked me, “Beba, you wear eye liner, don’t you?” Before I could respond, the other young man, sarcastically inserted, “no, not Beba, she would never do that.” to …

Spotlight

My husband worked with a young man who often led worship.  One day, he was caught doing something illegal, and as a result, my husband didn’t remove him from his responsibility completely, instead, he placed him backstage, or as a backup, rather than the lead, until he could get back on his feet. The problem is that this young man could …

My World Has a Hero

I cannot imagine a world without heroes, a world without genius and nobility, without exalted enterprise, high purpose, and transcendent courage, without risk and suffering. It would be gray and flat and dull. Who would show us the way or set the mark? Who would inspire us and console us? Who would energize us and keep us from the darkness? -Peter …

A Sunset on the Way Home

I was driving home (well, my current home in Cleveland, GA), and was mesmerized by  the beautiful landscape.  Mountains and farm land are everywhere, and I get to soak it all in every time I drive around.  On this specific evening, I was nearing the end of an hour drive from Gwinnett county and into White county. This was the …

The Healing Process

Part of the healing process is sharing with other people who care. -Jerry Cantrell I started to work on some workshops and sermons that I needed to develop for my time in Europe, when it dawned on me that this New Year’s weekend was the beginning of Wake Up (European Winterfest Youth Conference in Germany), and for the first time in almost …