“When you were depressed,” she asked, “did you lose your faith?” Her lip trembled, a dam holding back the depths. View Post
Archive Tag: India
My friend and fellow traveler Melissa Fitzpatrick writes the most beautiful and challenging words today here and here. Ten years ago, before transferring to Moody and moving to Chicago ever even entered my mind, I was a little sophomore at Baylor University. One fine central Texas day I went down… Read More
Record Setting Day!
It’s official. 1,000,000 children are now sponsored through Compassion International! 1,000,000 children in 25 of the world’s poorest countries! And an estimated 6,000 of those sponsors are you guys reading this blog, college students who sat through my ramblings at a chapel service, and folks who came to my concerts.… Read More
Nothing A Giant Robotic Sloth And A Little Lunch Couldn’t Fix
I’ve met three of the kids we sponsor through Compassion. The first visit, in El Salvador, was spectacular. It felt scripted even, like this sarcastic charismatic little girl was picked out for me by someone at eHarmony. Perfect fit. She hung out on my shoulders most of the day, laughed… Read More
It’s Impossible. Really.
My wife Becky is the warmest accountant you’ll ever meet. But she’s still an accountant, which, according to her, means she’s not as emotional as us artsy types – which is yet another reason I was glad she came along with us to India. It would be nice, I thought,… Read More
Holding Hands With Uncle John
After a little girl in school uniform welcomed me off the bus with a flower and a smile. After we were lead into Mar Thoma Child Development Center by a marching band. After the kids danced and sang ”Goz lof ees so wonnerfool.” After I told the kids how far… Read More