Adrenaline Rush

By Faith Wilson   I stared up the towering wall of limestone before me. The thought of scaling it was daunting. I watched in awe as person after person in front of me carefully clung to seemingly invisible nooks and crannies that allowed them to slowly and steadily ascend the vertical mass.   It was …

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You’re a Masterpiece … in Process

By Faith Wilson   I was boarding my flight to Indonesia when a friend texted me, “You are on the brink of your future! What does it feel like?” She was right. I was in transition, stepping beyond yesterday’s norms and leaning over the forward edge. I was pressing on, exploring the unknown, actively writing a new …

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The Hope of the World

Christmas 2011 East Java, Indonesia Awakened before dawn by the call to prayer, I rise out of bed, dress in the dark and tip-toe up the winding stairway to my rooftop balcony.  My city rests in her cradle between three massive volcanoes.  After awhile, the sound of the mosques’ chanting retreats back into silence, allowing …

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I Hear Voices in Your Head

 Am I nuts? I hear voices. They chatter through the day and worry me awake in the night. They mutter shame and murmer guilt. They invoke my deepest fears. They conjure negative emotions about people I love. Running off at the mouth, they lure me into timidity. Dampening my spirit, they rant impossibilities, and conjure …

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For Josiah On Your 13th Birthday

                        Josiah’s Eyes     What do I see when I see your eyes? I see the pool where you lost your life Enshrouded in a shimmering veil Dead to the horror in your mother’s wail   I hear my voice calling to the …

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Honor Your Adversary

Honor is an affirmation that who someone is and what he contributes is valuable.  Honor is not something that can be selfishly grabbed…it is bestowed.  There is no such thing as self-honor.  Honor is a choice, an act of the will given to someone else to recognize his or her valuable identity and contribution. It’s …

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More Than All We Ask or Imagine

A decade ago, God moved in my heart to see Indonesian believers transformed in His love, equipped to be leaders, and empowered to become a force of influence for His Kingdom. From the beginning, the dream was to launch a school that would gift the world with world-changers. This school would become a laboratory where …

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Glorious Whoa

I’m attending some meetings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this week and while here I had a chance to visit K.L.’s most famous landmark, the gloriously tall Petronas Towers. It brought back a memory from a few years ago when on the way to an international conference, our family and some teammates had 20 hours of …

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What are the Qualities of an Effective Leader?

  Excerpt from interview by Janet Sullivan with Paul Richardson   What are the qualities of an effective leader?   In my perspective, leaders are people who are being drawn by something beautiful and tantalizing that awaits them in the future. Whether it be a prototype school, winning a championship, or experiencing a world without poverty, …

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Honor – Part Three

Recently I was trying to wedge my motorcycle into the tight bike parking area of our local grocery store’s parking lot. There was a tree one one side, a car on the other, and in the middle an older lady trying to get on back of a motorcycle which her daughter was driving. Before she could get …

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