Forward

“But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13b-14 2015 – Present2016 – Peace2017 – Perspective2018 – Reach2019 – FORWARD I’m a chronic multitasker, like …

Wonder

She wonders. What will become of her, when it is found out that she is with child? Her time with her relative, Elizabeth, has been joy-filled and pleasant. But it’s drawing to a close. Mary knows she must return to her home. Joseph is waiting, her family is waiting–it is …

Trust

1 a: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something   b: one in which confidence is placed 2 a: dependence on something future or contingent: hope.(source) Each time I sit down here, in front of a white screen, pondering the arrangement of letters my fingers are forming, it is …

Distracted

Distraction.  I’m a linguist. Words fascinate me, and I enjoy digging into their roots to find where they came from.  Distraction? It comes from Latin, like many of our English words. To distract originally meant “to drag apart; to pull in different directions.” pulled in different directions? dragged apart? oh, …

Why Going to College Will–and Won’t–Make or Break You

Dear rising college freshmen: Your college days will–and yet, will not–make or break you.  Many people hail college as a great transition time for emerging independent adults. Indeed it should be, if you’re going to do it. In fact, if you go to college for four years and come back without …