Don’t Flee Like a Bird

Don’t Flee Like a Bird

Does the coming year scare you? Do you find yourself wondering how you could escape if things get a lot worse? If so, you’re in good company. Many (including myself) have been watching with horrid...

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...

Motivated

Motivated

I grew up in Oklahoma. Although we don't live there anymore, we still have a property with a rental cabin on it. Inevitably, every time I go down there it is jam-packed with work. We got running...

The Gospel Goes Out Through Everyone

The Gospel Goes Out Through Everyone

“Gospel-sharing is more for people with a specific calling. My gift isn’t evangelism.”   Ever heard this idea? I have, and I think it’s an unfortunate mistake. “But,” they say, “the command to...

Book Review: Tactics

Book Review: Tactics

Last year, I and a friend led an apologetics training weekend for a group of young people from my church. It turned out to be a really beautiful time of discussion, teaching, reading, and...

Change

Change

Change. It’s something I deal with a lot. I think about it. I want to see it. Sometimes I fear it. Often I pray: “God, change me.”  If everything were my way, I would be spending some alone-time. I...

Teach Me What Matters

Teach Me What Matters

A prayer.  “Our Father in heaven, May Your name be honored as holy. May Your kingdom come. May Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”¹ ‭‭ Your kingdom is beautiful and glorious. Your...

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...