Over Spring Break I had the opportunity to visit a country in South Asia, a country brimming with kind people, a rich history, and many beautiful cultural traditions. However, during the trip, I got to observe men and women practicing Hinduism, and I was struck by the absolute futility of it. My heart broke for […]
[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. […]
Who doesn’t enjoy a good love story? When it comes to love stories, I have a few rules. First of all, the boy and the girl have to get together in the end. Secondly, no one can die in my love stories. I have been known to turn off a movie just before tragedy strikes […]
Last spring, we noticed something odd growing in the middle of our crape myrtle tree. This particular tree is on the side of our house where we hardly ever play or walk, so we hadn’t paid much attention to it in the 6 months we had lived here. If you know crape myrtles, you know […]
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been in multiple conversations with weary and wounded friends who have called it quits. Whether past or present, they’ve reached the point where their life’s circumstances have proven too broken and painful, their walk with Jesus too difficult and illusive to endure, their sin too enticing, and their faith […]
Today, I went walking through a store. I passed two men arguing in Hindi. I walked beside a group of students chatting in some language I didn’t understand. I ran into a woman wearing a churidar kameez. Where was I, you ask? …Kroger in Fort Worth, TX.
Following Jesus requires discipline. We all know this and we all have more victorious seasons than others. However, when we decide to follow Jesus with everything in our being we also often lean towards the legalistic bent of that calling upon our lives. This especially takes place in the personal pursuit of deepening our relationship […]
On this Maundy Thursday, we pause to remember the Last Supper between Jesus and His disciples. Many around that table had no idea what the next 24 hours would bring. But, I often wonder what was going through the hearts and minds of those who loved Jesus as they stood watching, possibly feeling hopeless and […]