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...
Hope in the Present

Hope in the Present

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him...
Treasure Up These Things

Treasure Up These Things

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. -Luke 2:19 Moments when we almost tangibly feel God’s presence with us are gifts. It doesn’t happen often, but in those moments I try to remember exactly what was happening, where I was, and what I...