Cheryl.

Originally posted on One Thousand Risks:
[Risk No. 280] To be completely frank, I haven’t felt much like praying for people over the past couple of weeks. I don’t know what exactly hindered me, maybe my own pride or maybe the general distractions of life. Either way, I’ve been here before. God is so kind…

Don’t Waste Time!

Originally posted on One Thousand Risks:
[Risks No. 246-249] I was met by several wonderful, smiling Costa Ricans. My new friends were surprised to see that my once long hippie hair was no longer adorning my head. They told me we had an hour to kill as we waited on the flight bringing us Ascend…

Deaf & Mute.

Originally posted on One Thousand Risks:
[Risk No. 225] While meeting with friends on the way back from my parents, I couldn’t help but notice a deaf/mute man who was selling pins to support himself. The pin-bags were stapled to a business card that explained his condition. I felt compassion and thought to myself, “what…

Awkward Awesome (1).

Originally posted on One Thousand Risks:
[Risks No. 186-201] While out loving others one day, a good friend of mine coined the phrase “awkward awesome,” as a description for the experience of loving strangers. He is right. There are typically 3 ways any attempt to love/encourage/heal/prophesy-over someone goes: 1. Starts Awesome, stays Awesome. 2. Starts Awkward,…

Healing rocks?

Originally posted on One Thousand Risks:
[Risk No. 185] A quick stop into a small-town Starbucks half a mile off the interstate gave me just the boost I needed to continue a 9hr trek. Lindsey took my order and I gave her a brief word about how she is extremely valued by God and others.…