Leif and I have been committed to thrive in Salt Lake City for more than a month now.
The heat. The dryness. The dust.
Though we are guests in our friend’s home surrounded by lush vegetation and vibrant flower petals, we are not tricked. We abide in a desert.
Whenever you’re thrust into a desert—geographically, professionally, spiritually, mentally—you learn new skills. I’m becoming convinced, even in our short time here, that the desert is one of the most stunning, beautiful, growth-prone areas we’ve ever lived.
Even when your nose is chalky sunburnt.
Even when your lips crack.
Even when you lose your way.
Even when you want to give up.
As followers of Jesus, we are meant to do more than survive the desert, we are meant to thrive in the desert. But how? Continue Reading...