Travel in Faith: Tips and Tools for Travel That Transforms You (TravelinFaith.ca) is my new blog. It’s geared towards women (but men are welcome!) who are more interested in spiritual pilgrimages and faith-building journeys than all-inclusive resort vacations (and who also embrace the concept of “everything in moderation, including beach holidays” 🙂 ).
faith and hope
“Sometimes you gotta take a bullet to dodge a cannonball,” says cancer survivor Joel Slaven. If you’re wondering if you should get a preventative mastectomy, you might think of breast cancer as the cannonball and surgery as the bullet. A double mastectomy will wound you and change you forever…but it won’t destroy you like a cannonball.
These four tips will help you cope when you’re feeling homesick for your old life after a divorce, death or diagnosis of a deadly disease. Maybe you miss your old home, pet, or someone you love. You keep thinking, “I want my old life back” or even “I feel homesick, but I don’t know what for.”
“What do you want to have spent your life doing?” I wrestled with that question all day Saturday. Sunday came, and so did Pastor Craig’s sermon about where we go (the bad place? the good place?) after we breathe our last.
How do you cope when you feel homesick and lonely on the mission field? You can’t just go home at the end of a long, difficult day as a missionary! When I lived in Africa — I taught missionaries’ and expats’ kids at Rosslyn Academy, an international school in Nairobi, Kenya. I was the loneliest, most homesick “missionary” I knew! I actually didn’t consider myself a missionary at the time, but I do now. And I was definitely struggling with a bad case of homesickness.