The Sanctity of Rest

The Sanctity of Rest

The Sanctity of Rest This summer, I spent a week at rest a full ten hours away from my prolific bean patch. We went to Indiana to spend a rare visit with my parents. While there, I enrolled my children in swimming lessons and spent almost two hours every morning...
Keeping the Vision Alive

Keeping the Vision Alive

Keeping the Vision Alive Remembering that you are Christ’s ambassador isn’t hard when you have left your own country and live as a stranger in another. Keeping an eternal perspective on life is easier when you step out your kitchen door, look across the field, and...
Guided by More than a Crisis

Guided by More than a Crisis

Guided by More than a Crisis The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to many conspiracy theories. The virus has been contrived by the government. Bankers are plotting to suck our accounts dry. Communists are behind it all. Some of their chilling ideas unsettle me. I feel...
Behind a Scammer’s Disguise

Behind a Scammer’s Disguise

Behind a Scammer’s Disguise “Max just paid $3700 in Lowes’ gift cards to a scammer.” I reread the text with growing disbelief, sympathy, and annoyance. A flurry of texts told the story. “A scammer told Max he was heading to jail for laundering money but before...