Have You Seen? {February 7th, 2021}

Last Week’s Theme: Tension

Invisible Walls by Alyssa Rooke“Isolation creates invisible walls. I am learning that fellowship, relationships, and a firm belief in the freedom and power of the Lord’s presence, destroys those walls and brings unity and deepens faith.”

Why Don’t You Go Yourself? {Book Club} by Rachel Kahindi“God constantly instructed the Israelites to remember what he had done for them, how he led them out of Egypt. Our faith is also strengthened by remembering what God has done for us.”

Pulled Taut from the Heavenlies by Maria Mullet“Holding two opposites in my own hand, feeling the push-and-pull of both, this is a strange place to stand. But perhaps this is just where we belong.”

Walk On: The Tension of Moving Forward by Michelle Tze“I want to embrace looking back and wishing for a different end, but the only choice is to embrace the tension of leaving a life behind and moving ahead.”

From Around the Web

The Tiny Domestic Tasks that are Saving My Life Right Now

A Liturgy for Embracing Both Joy and Sorrow

You are Going to Hate It

Teaching Languages to Kids: 3 Tried and True Activities

Liturgy for those who encounter trauma on the field

Finally, Strolling Through Tension with Our Savior

And Now For Next Week

The theme is…

Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash

There’s nothing like a good blooper reel to bring on the belly laughs, right?

We all make mistakes, whether it is a misunderstood cultural cue, using an incorrect word with a very unintended meaning, or subbing in the wrong ingredient that ended in a hilarious but non-edible meal.

Yet, sometimes those bloopers are painful. Sometimes our mistakes follow us with a shadow of shame, or they point out an area of lives that needs tender attention. We might be able to laugh about them down the road, but right now we can’t.

We hope we can make space for both this week: the funny stories you’ve been saving up to share with a cross-cultural sister who gets it and the ones that need a hand squeeze and a tender smile of understanding.

So join us? You’ll find a spot for both of these stories in our blog posts this week. You can also jump into the conversation with your own posts on social media! Use the hashtag #VelvetAshesBloopers.

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