Planting Seeds of Hope

by Clint Baldwin, Executive Director We had included this reflection in a monthly newsletter to our staff but wanted to make it available to friends of Word Made Flesh as well. Thank you for partnering with WMF and being a part of God’s work to bring healing, hope, and peace to our neighbors in need around the […]

Showing Up (As Featured in The Cry)

I sat eating at the table feeling anxious as my turn to share was approaching. It was our first House Fellowship group meeting. My introverted side came out, or maybe it was just an excuse for the shame and fear attached to vulnerability. I have always struggled with perfectionism and people-pleasing, so being able to […]

The Intimacy of Trust (as Featured in The Cry)

Throughout our daily lives we all have relationships with those we try to serve. Perhaps this is through helping professions such as teaching or medicine. Or maybe we are very involved in our community or in our church. Many of us are raising children in our homes. Those relationships can often bloom into friendships. However, […]

Over the Long Haul vs. the Quick Save

I was running errands with my daughters when a teenager with a duffel bag swung over his back stopped me and asked if I could spare some change for food. His name was Jesús. Sometimes God isn’t too subtle when He chooses to wrap Himself up in the guise of his suffering children. Jesús was […]

From the Editor — Intimacy (as Featured in The Cry)

It is always a humbling experience to publish yet another issue of The Cry, because believing so much in an organization and then getting to in part curate its storytelling content is a true and intimate gift. We receive these stories and go through processes of revision and editing; we lay each page out, choose […]

Justice and Creation

by Clint Baldwin, Executive Director We had included this reflection in a monthly newsletter to our staff but wanted to make it available to friends of Word Made Flesh as well. Thank you for partnering with WMF and being a part of God’s work to bring healing, hope, and peace to our neighbors in need around the […]

Meet our Staff: Olivia Murphy

Olivia Murphy Short-Term Programs & Marketing Coordinator, Intl. Office, USA Olivia Murphy grew up in Columbus, Ohio and recently moved to Wilmore, Kentucky with her husband as he begins his journey at Asbury Seminary. She recently graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a major in Strategic Communications as well as a minor in Urban Ministry. Olivia is serving […]

A Hope Still Kept

by Clint Baldwin, Executive Director We had included this reflection in a monthly newsletter to our staff but wanted to make it available to friends of Word Made Flesh as well. Thank you for partnering with WMF and being a part of God’s work to bring healing, hope, and peace to our neighbors in need around the […]

Touching the Wounds of the World – WMF Community Updates (As Featured in The Cry)

Update by David Chronic, WMF Director of Operations Word Made Flesh’s lifestyle celebration of suffering continues to be a stumbling block to some and foolishness to others. Still, we commit ourselves to the celebration of suffering. The courage to enter and commune with the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus creates the intrinsic possibility of intimate […]