Along the Journey

Kimberly Smith Highland's Blog (Author & President of Make Way Partners)

What will you find in my blog? Adventurous stories and reflections on wild acts of discovering, loving, and freeing the captive bound inside ourselves—and in turn—living our lives in abandoned service for our King as we reach out to the oppressed, trafficked, enslaved, and persecuted!

December 25

Celebrating 6 Impossible Things Before Breakfast in 2017 …

“Alice laughed: ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said; ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’ ‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.'”  Alice in Wonderland. Alice in Wonderland is a […]

December 21

Merry Christmas from Make Way Partners!

Christmas: that mystical time when eternal, infinite Love took up a temporary mortal address to help all lost and weary souls remember our way Home.   Jesus, knowing he had come from God and was going back to God said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you?…I am giving you an example […]

December 20

Fireside Reading: Year-End Newsletter is Here!

For we Southerners, at least, we’re having a cold winter—heating up my gratitude for our wood-burning stove which not only generates warmth for our home but also just the right sacred space to ease back and reflect upon the year of 2017. It takes setting aside intentional time and quiet space to grow deeply aware […]

December 15

Send a special MWP in honor of card before time runs out

This holiday season you can help combat human trafficking, restore dignity, and honor a friend or loved one at the same time. Make an ‘in honor of’ donation today to Make Way Partners in someone’s honor. For each donation $25 or more, we will mail a specially designed Christmas card to the person you’re honoring. We’ve designed a […]

December 13

Coming Home to Christmas

“‘Tis the Season!” That’s for sure, but for what? I always enter this season with a Pandora’s box of conflicting commitments, thoughts, and emotions. In fact, I find the season itself quite paradoxical. This internal maelstrom used to leave me feeling as though something was wrong with me. As I age and find more of […]

December 11

Our Map of the World

At first glance of the below map, you might think, “I’ve seen this before.” And you’d be right; we have used a version of this map before—illustrating all the places where MWP works or has branches. THIS MAP of our WORLD, however, shows not only WHERE we work but also WHO’S equipping the work through prayer and finances—that’d be YOU! All the red markers represent home-sites for MWP; […]

December 5

Graduating High School – the New Norm

I trekked along a rutty path, having no idea where it led. Step-by-sweltering step, all I thought about was my aching feet, parched mouth, and empty stomach. But, none of those problems could be solved on the dusty airstrip where I’d been dropped, so off I set in search of answers. A clearing yawped open […]

November 27

Remembering Giving Tuesday by Guest Blogger Adam Nash

By Guest Blogger Adam Nash, Sr. Administrative Assistant Sometimes, when I am at home playing with my boys or enjoying some time with my wife, I’ll catch myself thinking about the work MWP does on the front-lines against war, human trafficking, and oppression. Being 10,000 miles a way, I suddenly find myself feeling small, hopeless, and disconnected. In these […]

November 22

Happy Thanks-Give-Ing from Make Way Partners

Definition of -ING 1: action or process *running *sleeping 1: instance of an action or process *a meeting In a world where we all live full-speed ahead—with calendars stuffed full as our turkeys will be soon—we at Make Way Partners are taking the time to put a little more “-ING” in our Thanks-Give-ing! After all […]