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What is A Place Called Braverly?

What is A Place Called Braverly?

Before I moved to Thailand, I bought this beautiful wall tapestry with wildflowers that weave in and out of letters. They scatter themselves across the tapestry, making room for themselves rather than waiting to be invited. They don’t sit nicely in a vase on a table....

Did you Know You were Made for More?

Did you Know You were Made for More?

I can’t shake this idea. It fills my heart and mind when I least expect it and burns in my spirit.  You were made for more.  You were made for courage. You were made for abundance. You were made for peace. You were made for trust. You were made for...

Why You Should Try Again

Why You Should Try Again

I live in this beautifully diverse and densely populated neighborhood on the north side of Chicago where the government resettles refugees and immigrants make their new home. Chicagoans know it as Little India. When you walk the streets of my neighborhood, you don’t...

What’s Still Going on in Burma

What’s Still Going on in Burma

This week we received news from our translator that we can’t move forward with translating our book into the tribal language of Karen. If you’re just showing up to the party and already feel confused by this sentence, let me explain.  In 2018, I moved to Thailand...

in the Stillness, He is there.

in the Stillness, He is there.

This week, winter showed up in Chicago. We’re talking snow and below freezing temperatures most of the day. The wind whips through barren trees and through all the layers I wear when I walk to different homes in the neighborhood. I forgot how much I despise winter in...