Missions History Today: March

Every time I read about what happened today in missions history, it excites me to see the bigger picture, the overall narrative of what God has been doing to reach every nation. God has called simple men and wo...

Overcoming My Myopia

I can almost hear the guttural crackle of passion in Jesus's voice as he says, "Open your eyes and take a good look at what's right in front of you!" His eyes are aflame with a joyous secret that we had not...

Are God’s Goals Really Greater Than My Own?

After church planting among unreached people groups in to China's Southwest interior for nearly 15 years, people often come to me for missions advice by asking, "How can I tell if God is calling me to be a ...

Something About The Universe And Me

I recently saw a time lapse shot from NASA satellites. A pause. I wonder if you are able to pinpoint a single infinitismal whisper wafting through the air as the universe spins incessantly. My voic...

Sojourners Searching For A Home

This post is from my amazing wife, Lorna. See the original post on thereisyethope.com. Follow her on twitter @lornajoannes. Enjoy!   Sitting at our 40 square meter apartment in Manila, I am crying to...

My Other Me’s

In the alternate universes that I wish I believed in, life might be so different for my other me's. The television show Fringe makes me thoughtful. I think about what my alternate self ponders. I wonder what...

I Am Not A Beggar, I Am An Advocate

"Have we really started fundraising, or have we just sent a few emails?" That's the question I'm considering right now, for myself and for our team at Within Reach Global. Most of the time I'm afraid we are ...

I Guess I Could Be Anywhere

As the early morning sunlight splinters through closed roller blinds, at the groggy cusp of awakening—eyelids blinking and squinting away the bright—I often awake, wondering where I am. A mental map slow...