Behind These Walls

Screen Shot 2013-05-15 at 8.58.36 PMBehind these walls is a future, that lives with a past.

Behind these walls are beautiful faces, laughter and heartache.

Behind these walls are young women who own a business, lead children’s church, who see needs and fulfill dreams.

Behind these walls are young men who want to lead, pastors who are messengers; Who see the absence and strive to provide a glimpse of the Father.

Behind these walls are people brazen enough to say, “Lord, break my heart for the things that break yours.”

Behind these walls are the broken.

Behind these walls are musicians with talent unrivaled; athletes with skills unknown and minds unchallenged.

Behind these walls is the future of a country, the pride of a Heavenly Father and the love of community.

Outside these walls, people are blind to the beauty within.
Outside these walls the judgment is cast, based largely on fear of the past.
Outside the walls are the poor and ignorant, those who will never know the inspiration that lies within.

God sees His children as they are, Not who we want them to be.

And He is pleased.

You Feed Them

Photo: Living Hope
Photo: Living Hope

You feed them.

That’s the message that has been ringing in my ears the last few weeks. Matthew 14:14: Jesus said, “You give them supper…but we only have 5 loaves and 2 fish…”

The soccer players Dylan brings home. I know where they live. Sometimes they stay for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is a blessing to stuff them full and then send them home with goodies.

Today was different. After church at Hillsong, we stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few things. Kevin has this new fangled idea that if I sit in the car, no one will steal it, so therefore, he doesn’t have to pay  a car guard. I find this…unflattering. Continue reading You Feed Them

Cape Town, South Africa

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