Beautiful and Disturbing

When having tea with a new friend in Palm Beach, Florida, I was reminded of a certain verse of Scripture. I’ve meditated on James 1: 1-4 for three days now. Let me start at the beginning. I work for an amazing ministry that sends me out to meet with the people who invest in our... Continue Reading →

Empty Plates

Going back to work with an international Bible ministry, I’ve been reminded of the year and a half we lived in Equatorial Guinea working with a Bible translation project in process there. I experienced a myriad of emotions as I recalled our ten-year-old son surviving an acute asthma attack while staying in a village that... Continue Reading →

Crushed Olives

I had the chance to sit on a patch ground on the Mount of Olives in a garden facing Jerusalem. The story of Gethsemane - Christ taking Peter, James, and John to pray the night before his mockery of a trial ensued - came to life in a tangible way. I’m not sure that I... Continue Reading →

A Lack of Wings

    Someone once told me that after their grandmother died, she became a beautiful angel in heaven. This gal had been raised in the church. She’d even attended a private, Christian college.  Her background allowed me the space to address that little hiccup head on. “You’re a sweet gal,” I said. “But your theology... Continue Reading →

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