It has been a challenging week, with some very real ministry and personal challenges and disappointments. Some weeks are like this, aren’t they? We found out some really hard news about a dear friend; faced some personnel challenges at Nozomi Project (this is not new, of course!); received some criticism about our team; felt disappointed by a friend… It all added up and I just couldn’t hold it together. Last night while cooking dinner I had to cry for a bit. Olivia was nearby and asked what I needed. A hug! Later that night I was reminded of a favorite verse from Romans 12:12. Three key things that can guide us through tough weeks.