What to Do When You Question Your Faith

If you’re anything like me—or, in fact, like most humans alive—you’re a questioner. You see something new, something that doesn’t jive with the images you’ve carefully collected in your mind, and you latch onto it. This desire to know and understand grabs a hold of you and you question this …

O Holy Night

  O holy night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth. The stars hang overhead, on the quiet Bethlehem hillside. The shepherds stand there, spaced around the area so as to keep in sight the many sheep in their care. I wonder, do …

In the heartbreak

What do you do when you don’t get to say goodbye like you thought you would, when things don’t end all neat and pretty like you planned, when you’re left sobbing your heart out in your car in a parking lot late at night, because it’s the end and you …

Tracing the handiwork

When I sat on the first flight home from the Netherlands, I had 8+ hours to think about what (and who) I was leaving behind and what (and who) I was going home to. It was hard. I came home and immediately had to spring into action getting ready for …

Are you ready?

It’s cool outside with a somewhat eerie whistling wind. Gas stations have their prices zeroed out signifying no more fuel. Store shelves are emptier than the church parking lot at midnight. It’s pandemonium during the day, then a silence descends at night. Everything echoes: “The storm is coming.” *   …

Coming home

Coming home. At the end of a vacation or trip away to camp, you’re supposed to feel satisfied, like you had a wonderful time but are ready to come home. Coming home is supposed to feel like bringing your heart back to where it belongs. It’s supposed to be the …

At the edge of eternity

This past week in the Netherlands I was a guest member of the teen Bible camp run by the missionaries. It was a mentally and physically tiring week, but it was so worth it to get to be with these incredible teens and staff members. Thursday night we ended with …