Transparency and Risk

Looking at our blog now, you might think that posting pictures of Ethan has always been *easy* for us. 🙂

Truth is, we struggled with whether or not to post that very first referral picture last September. We ended up posting one (of the 6 photos we received) in the It’s a Boy! post.

When we received the second and third batches of photos, I think we only posted one from each of those as well. We also only posted one photo from our first meeting with Ethan (see 1,000 Words) five months ago in Korea.

Admittedly, posting photos of Ethan has gotten much easier, but our purpose, I think, remains the same — to inform and to influence.

But that kind openness and transparency comes with a price. It makes us vulnerable (I don’t really want to go into details here).

But vulnerability comes with the territory of leadership and influence. One of my last messages at Hope and 12th Street was on courage where my point was …

The difference between courage and comfort is the cost!

Choosing comfort is the natural choice, but choosing courage is necessary for people who want to influence others.

So we’ll continue to write about what God is doing in our lives and in our ministries in the hopes that God will use the seeds that are planted in people’s lives through this blog!

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