Breaking Down Walls (As Featured in The Cry)

My Lenten theme this year is Breaking Down Walls. I was not just thinking of the controversy about the wall on the U.S/Mexican border when I chose this topic. All of us have walls in our lives, products of our own brokenness and often too, of our responses to the brokenness of others. These walls […]

The Celebration of Brokenness (as featured in The Cry)

I stepped off the plane in India after the longest flight of my life, not knowing that the “uncomfortable” flight was the tip of the iceberg of taking me out of my comfort zone. The heat. The sweat. All the people. The poverty. It was easy to see the brokenness and vulnerability. What caught me […]

From the Executive Director — Brokenness (as Featured in The Cry)

As this issue of The Cry focusing on our Lifestyle Celebration of brokenness publishes, the season of Lent (March 6- April 18) is upon us. Lent is a time within the Church year that we recognize that the journey of faith entails navigating our own brokenness and the brokenness of our surrounding world.  Lent lasts […]

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

Brokenness is an inescapable part of the human experience. It is often easier to ignore it, the brokenness that exists out in the world and that which exists within. This sense of being hurt, bruised, torn beyond repair is powerful enough to take us into despair, as the apostle wrote, “For we were so utterly […]

“Mother and Son” – Portraits by WMF Artist Ambassador Karisa Keasey (as Featured in The Cry)

“Mother and Son (Working Title)” is part of a series of portraits whose subjects are refugees from Eritrea. Our WMF Artist Ambassador Karisa Keasey will soon publish this and other works in an upcoming book. Jesus submitted to his Father as God incarnate to experience life just like us. He also submitted to his very […]

A Safe Space

It’s not uncommon for our therapeutic groups or conversations with the amigas to get interrupted by the inner battle that they face daily — shortened breath, uncontrollable crying, dissociation, anxiety attacks, loss of hope…and so we make space. A safe space. I might lead her in a quick exercise, inviting her to pay attention to […]

God Always Makes Room

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 world. by Clint […]

Submitting to Transformation (as Featured in The Cry)

Nearly 15 years ago, WMF Bolivia began renting a building in the red-light district of El Alto. It was our dream to offer hospitality to women caught in the sex trade. Our relationships in the brothels had reached a plateau, mostly because of the environment and the quantity of men on the streets. Soon a […]

Discovering Grace in Ordinariness

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 all around the world. by […]

Urbana 2018

We are grateful for the opportunity Word Made Flesh was given to be an exhibitor at the 2018 Urbana Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Urbana is a large, long-standing, missions conference which occurs once every three years. This year the number of college students attending was around 11,000. We are thankful that we were able to connect […]