His Wisdom for Her World

Kennedy Mathis

Why Bargain With God?

By on March 28, 2017 in Faith with 2 Comments

Once there was a woman who loved God deeply. She knew that He was good and she tried to follow Him every day out of gratitude for all that He had done for her. He was all she needed. But this woman had a deep desire to be married. And as her friends and family […]

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To the Woman Facing Change

By on May 12, 2015 in Faith with 2 Comments

To the woman standing knee high in boxes as she packs up her life. To the woman sitting on an examination table who was just told she is facing an uphill battle. To the woman who just lost a loved one. To the woman who just wore a cap and gown and walked across the […]

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A Tale of Stained Hands

By on April 9, 2015 in Jesus with 0 Comments

Once there was a girl. One day, she sinned. But it was only a little sin. Yet, she noticed that after she sinned, she ended up with a drop of red that stained the skin of her hands. The next time she sinned, another small drop of red stained her skin. And another. And another. […]

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More Musical Musings: When It’s Not Your Fault

By on March 12, 2015 in Christian Life with 1 Comment

Last time I posted, I wrote about the Into to the Woods song, “So It’s Your Fault!” addressing the need of our generation to accept responsibility for our actions instead of shifting the blame. (Click here to read it.) In the song, multiple characters try to shift the blame of the day’s events to someone else, […]

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Musical Musings and Real Life: What I Learned from "Into the Woods"

By on January 20, 2015 in Christian Life with 3 Comments

I went to see Into the Woods, the latest movie-musical to hit the big screen. In case you haven’t seen it, the story is divided into two parts. The first part is the happily ever after of all the whimsical fairy tales. Everyone celebrates the fact that they got their wish, ignoring the bad choices they […]

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Why We Go

By on November 13, 2014 in Jesus, Ministry with 0 Comments

[Editor’s Note: The following post is from a journal entry after a recent return trip to India, where Kennedy had served for two years.] Six years ago, I moved to South Asia. This week I returned. From the day I left to the day I returned, almost four years had passed. A lot had changed. […]

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I Want to Be Great!

By on September 16, 2014 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

It’s the blessing and curse of our generation. We’ve grown up with grand dreams and been taught that we can do anything. We plan and toil and hope and dream and sweat and bleed because we want to be great. We want to be remembered. We want to know that our time here has made […]

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When Bad Things Happen to Good Missionaries

By on August 14, 2014 in Marriage with 0 Comments

This past month has been a heartbreaking time for missionaries. News of a child dying, shootings, a wife being placed on life support, terminal illness, and perhaps most renowned, a missionary doctor contracting the deadly Ebola virus. Events like these beg us ask, “Why do bad things happen to good missionaries?” Because of missionaries’ dedication […]

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A Letter to the Creative Christian

By on July 22, 2014 in Personal Growth with 2 Comments

Dear Creative Christian, Yes, I’m talking to you. The woman who delves into the arts. The artist with paint splotches hiding beneath your bangs. The musician whose fingers continually drum to the beat of the song running through your head. The sculptor who has traces of dirt chronically burrowing underneath your fingernails. The poet who […]

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3 Things to Remember in Facing Your Fears

By on June 24, 2014 in Faith with 0 Comments

One of my favorite scenes in Indiana Jones occurs at the end of the Last Crusade. Indiana Jones comes to the edge of a cliff with no way forward. He glances to the side, but there is no way around. He rereads the clue that tells him that only a leap will prove his worth. He knows he […]

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