Category Archives: Over the seas

On Joy:

We were high schoolers that camped out in the back pew of a small denominational church in Northern Indiana. Our immaturity coupled with passion filled the entire back pew. Congregational prayers would turn into my friend’s cat naps as you’d start to hear quiet snoring halfway through the service but the last hymn, taken from Isaiah…

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The Extravagant Love of God

“The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will quiet you with His love. He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17.  It was a simple gesture that displayed a desire to delight his grandchildren with sweet surprises. On hearing of his two grandkids utter delight in a pile…

The foolishness of Christ

This morning, I had a rare opportunity to sneak out of the house before the sun rose up and before my children stirred out of their beds. With God’s Word and my journal, I found myself sitting with Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians, chapter 2: “When I came to you, brothers, I did not come…

The grass is always greener: Thoughts on longings and contentment

  While she finished cutting my hair, the hairstylist said to me: “I’ve always dreamed of moving to Denver… but I’m scared that if I moved, didn’t like it, and then came back here, I couldn’t get my clients back.” It’s a familiar motivation in decision making…  fear. And I found myself wanting to cheer her on:…

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