Joy!

Joy!

If you’re familiar with Scripture or were to search a Bible reference material, it’s apparent that the word “joy” appears a lot. Sometimes, many times, it appears in some pretty unlikely places, where logically the people would seem pretty unhappy. You may have...

3 Thoughts on Binge-Watching and Faith

Accessible: Binge-watching is pretty representative of our culture. We are, overall, consumers on a schedule who want something customizeable. We like Prime delivery, listicles (list-articles, which is the format of this blog and a pretty awesome word), and highways....
Out of the Current

Out of the Current

A common saying from a mission organization that I am part of is that “the point of going [on a trip] is leaving,” and it seems like a new realization every time I go away and come back. I’m not sure why I have such amnesia–But the saying has shown true so many...
You’re Not Alone

You’re Not Alone

A while ago, I met a youth during a weekly pastoral visit to a hospital. When I entered her room, it saddened me to see her so thin. Her face clearly communicated the anguish and pain she was suffering. After greeting me and introducing herself, she started to cry....
Gnomes and Being Known

Gnomes and Being Known

“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know...