All Our Hope Made Good in Christ

It began with a vision. Eight years ago, I felt called to a time of prayer and fasting. In the middle of the night, I had a vision of a woman pointing to a map and saying, “Bodaway.” It didn’t make any sense. When I got up, I checked google maps and found that the […]

Learn More: On Simplicity

As we reflect on this lifestyle celebration, we invite you to explore some of our staff top picks from media and resources that deal with simplicity.  READ Richard Foster’s classic work on simplicity explores this discipline throughout Christian history and the Bible and examines it in practice. Known for his warm and accessible style and […]

Meet our Staff: Annie and Esdrianne

Annie Jones Short Term Programs Coordinator, WMF Rwanda Annie was born and raised in Texas. She grew up going to the beach on days off from school and to Sea World most summers. She quickly developed a passion for the ocean and marine life, inspiring her to get a degree in Marine Biology. As she entered […]

The Celebration of Simplicity

Emily is working hard to learn to walk.  I watched my other two children learn to walk, and I see how Emily’s process is much more slow and intentional because of her delayed development with Trisomy 21. But Emily is focused on her goal.  Probably a hundred times a day she practices standing up, balancing, […]

A Simple Mission

We have well established the principle of simplicity with Scripture, that we do not live above our neighbors or apart from them. We live among them, accepting what is offered and granting the peace of that dwelling upon them. We make friends, and we become good neighbors. In reading Matthew 10:7-10, perhaps it is best […]

On the Way

For me, experiencing South Africa was full of complexity. I found it difficult as a photographer to translate into images all that I saw and felt of the human condition while visiting there. This photograph, Tension: On the Way to Robben Island, unexpectedly came as close as I could have imagined to encompassing these emotions. […]

A Lesson so Great and so Small

It was a day like any other at our community center, a day in which we would have our time of workshops with the boys and girls that we reached in the Grau area, most of them artists who work singing on buses to live. The boys were arriving little by little, and just as […]

Simplicity: The Way of Subtraction

While Meister Eckhart, the late 13th and early 14th century Christian mystic, wrote, “God is not found in the soul by adding anything, but by a process of subtraction.” The soul doesn’t grow into God by adding more, but by taking away that which stands in the way. In much the same way, it is […]

From the Executive Director — Simplicity

Matthew 6:33a — “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness…” This issue of The Cry is focused on our Lifestyle Celebration of Simplicity. Considering this, perhaps I should just create a pithy haiku and call it good for this reflection. Well, I’ll at least compose a haiku on simplicity to begin: with Simplicity even […]

From the Editor — Simplicity

It is such a pleasure to introduce to you this issue of The Cry. One of the most enjoyable aspects of my work with Word Made Flesh is that of seeing our lifestyle celebrations come to life through the stories of our folks around the world and the people with whom they do life together. […]