Catching Up w/ Kaleigh: When God Doesn’t Show Up Like You Hoped He Would

By Kaleigh Ward | Blind eyes opened.  Lame feet walking.  Death to life.  Visions for strangers.  Prophetic words for friends.  Sitting in the Lord’s presence often, overwhelmed by His power and the intimacy we share. That’s what I expected life on the World Race to be like. Instead, I find myself struggling to stay awake…

Have you tried to pray without ceasing? How’d that go?

By Tiffany Deluccia | “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thess. 5:16-18 Have you ever tried to pray without ceasing? At school, or work, or on vacation, etc… ? I have been thinking about this directive from Paul a lot…

Forgive my excuses…

By Lydia Sellers On a daily basis, we make up excuses to defend ourselves of our mistakes. “I was late because it was a difficult day at work, and my alarm went off, but I fell back asleep, …” etc.  Everything in our beings says, “No! It wasn’t my fault!” It’s like we want to…

Filled with the fullness of God?

By Tiffany Deluccia Filled with all the fullness of God. Can you imagine? Does your heart soar at the thought? What an antithesis to small town days and mundane jobs; what a contrast to the rat race and the hurdles, to the beauty competitions and poverty talks and good intentions…and all the things the world…

Habitual sin & the war on shame.

By Jordon Weldon If you’ve never warred against a habitual sin in your life you may not understand the shame lie that Satan whispers. I saw a friend sunken, hidden behind a tent tonight. Her face was puffy, eyes glassy. She had relapsed and was drowning in shame. The same proud woman who had shown…

Dishwasher blindness

By Tiffany Deluccia I need more of You. I rely on You, and You don’t let me down. Sometimes it’s amazing to me how different You made us and allowed us to become. What have I in common with a shepherd who became a warrior king in ancient Israel? What connects me to the fear…

In Africa, learning to be still.

My friend Ashley Hafer is spending the next year in Mozambique and Uganda loving on children and learning to rely on God in a very real way. Ashley was a teacher here in Greenville. She owns a house. She has lots of friends and a loving family. And God called her out upon the water,…

Be seen! Walk in the light.

By Tiffany Deluccia December is full of light. Ironically, it’s the month that contains the least light on its own.  We find days get shorter and shorter until it can feel like you woke up to night. We hate darkness, and it makes sense. Our vision wasn’t built for it. Our brains weren’t equipped for…

Wilderness alone.

By Tiffany Deluccia My God does not lead me to the wilderness and leave me. He doesn’t equip me for one life and ask me to live another. My God doesn’t make promises He can’t keep or impart dreams to burst and let die forever. He is faithful. He is capable. He dreams dreams for…

How To: Combat Loneliness in 8 Steps

“God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.” Psalm 46:5-6 By Lydia Sellers I transferred to a new university this fall and was hit with deep loneliness as I tried turning foreign…

Until we know we’re not alone

By Tiffany Deluccia “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods,…

Catching Up w/ Kaleigh: A Man After God’s Own Heart

By Kaleigh Ward I hear that fall is arriving back home.  It’s 90 degrees here, so do me a favor, and curl up by the fire in some flannel pajamas with a mug of hot chocolate while you settle in to read this blog.  Get comfortable and get focused, because I want don’t want you…

Those who do & those who do not.

By Tiffany Deluccia Sometimes loneliness is about isolation. More often, in my experience, it’s about feeling like no one knows you or can relate to you on a truly intimate level of understanding. As Christ-follower, this feeling of loneliness has come up a lot in my life — if I moved to a new place,…

5 Reasons You Feel Alone

By Tiffany Deluccia God loves us. Big love. He has promised to never leave us. He has sown His love throughout the earth so that we can find community and experience a Kingdom built on His goodness. We should be drowning in love every day. We should feel the weight of this story, connected to…

Catching Up w/ Kaleigh: My Taxi Driver Was a Hero

Note: Kaleigh is no longer in Malasia, but for safety reasons she can’t share a lot of details from her current location. This post is from last month while she was still in Malaysia. It’s a long post, but the story is incredible! God is at work in the world! — Tiffany By Kaleigh Ward…

Campus tears.

By Tiffany Deluccia I remember my first semester of college as a lonely time. My church of 12 years had just closed its doors, which left me searching for that sense of family. I had a great roommate whom I had known since childhood and my boyfriend lived in the dorm next to mine. Clemson…

Catching Up w/ Kaleigh: The Manila Skyline and the Gospel

By Kaleigh Ward Hello from the Philippines! The ministry we’re working with this month is called Kids International Ministries, and I am blown away by their multifaceted impact on the community.  They have a Christian school, a children’s home where they seek to find adoptive parents for kids, a home for abused teen girls, a…

And the Lord says wait.

By Tiffany Deluccia “Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall run and not grow weary. They shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 This verse is on my refrigerator right now. You know why? Because we have been in a pressure cooker for months, and God’s word is life. When the…

Fear and faith in the ICU

Someone close to us was in the hospital. Someone young. Sudden and confounding. No one knew exactly why it was happening.