November 2012

The Myth of a White Picket Fence – Part One

by Levi Benkert on November 30, 2012

White picket fences– I am not a big fan. I’m more of a modernist when it comes to architecture; I see them as a bit of a antiquity in the design department.  But we’re talking about a different kind of white picket fence today. —– So many people have come up to me and boldly […]


On Finding Community

by Adele Booysen on November 28, 2012

I had hardly been in Kenya a month when friends came to volunteer at the children’s home where I was working. They hand-carried a care package from a lady at our home church: Some notes from her Sunday school class. Some Christmas treats. And a little green guy: an M&M character whom we promptly named […]


Are you Succeeding As a Missionary?

by Chris Lautsbaugh on November 26, 2012

Missionary success is difficult to measure. People are our job, so what is the measuring stick of success? Salvations? Newsletter Headline Inspiring Events? Good Conversations? While it is nice (and often true) to say if one person believes,  it is worth it;  will the missions committee or our financial backers agree? We define success in […]


Sunday Inspiration. Sunday Prayer.

by Editor on November 25, 2012

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life– your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life–and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit […]


Generating Gratitude?

by Richelle Wright on November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving is this week… and so I feel a bit stupid starting out like this –   I REALLY can’t stand listening to a generator.   I know. You’re wondering, “What’s the big deal?” First, I’ve listened to them an awful lot lately. Additionally, generators are noisy, they stink, there’s usually a big puff of black […]


On Friday my fifteen-month old baby, Dominic, started running a fever for the first time in his life. We live in Northern Laos. The hospital beds here are full of dengue fever patients at the moment, and fevers of any kind aren’t to be taken lightly. I did what any worried mama living out of […]


Friend of Missionaries

by Angie Washington on November 15, 2012

Alternate title: “Missionaries are like Manure”   Musicians love music. They make their own music but they revel in the music others make, too. Artists love art. They create their own pieces but they thrive on experiencing the creations of others. Technicians love techie stuff. A game designer plays hundreds of hours of games on […]


Welcome to A Life Overseas {Vlog}

by Editor on November 14, 2012

The day is here! We’ve been working behind the scenes and our first official post will hit the online space tomorrow, November 15th. But, before we get into the actual articles from our amazing team of international writers, I wanted to take a minute to personally welcome you to this site which is written by global […]