WHAT IF? OR WHAT IS!

This post is contributed by a former worker in Turkey. Master, we are perishing… And Jesus said to them, “Where is your faith?” (Luke 8:24–25). When I read the account of Jesus calming the sea in Luke 8, I was struck by his response to the disciples.  They express to...

HARD PRESSED

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 Have ever felt like Paul in this passage? Disappointments, obstacles, failures, conflicts, struggles...

RELATIONSHIPS – A FAMILY REMINDER

In the book “If It Ain’t Broke … Break It!” Robert Kriegel shares a story I’ve never forgotten.   I knew all about focusing on strengths and not emphasizing weaknesses, I had read the research, I had even written about it.  Yet it slipped my mind when dealing...

UNITY & DIVERSITY INTERTWINED

This post is contributed by the wife of an OPEN staff worker. Back when I lived in Morocco one of my favorite things to do was visit the medina* and watch people working on the looms, as they expertly crafted together a vivid tapestry of vibrant colors and patterns...

IS GOD ENOUGH?

This post is submitted by a worker in the Middle East. His grace is SO GOOD. But you already knew that right? Look at Zechariah in Luke 1. The whole multitude was praying outside during the hour of incense. It’s almost certainly the case that they were praying for the...