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 school and going back to... Continue Reading →

As he leads me

Life is busy, always so busy, that it seems if I want a moment to be still, I have to make one. I must hew my quietness, my solitude, out of the whirlwind of life. Sometimes this threatens my ability to function well, as it is so difficult to find the moments I need to... Continue Reading →

2016, the year of peace

I'm one of those people who enjoys looking back. I like remembering, and tracing the pieces and how they connect. I remember how I felt and what I was crying out to God about at various points in time. And most of all, I love seeing how He grew and changed me, how His hand... Continue Reading →

Joy of every longing heart

Have you noticed how our hearts¬†long for things? We long for--or crave--certain kinds of food, certain possessions, and so on...but above all, we long for things intangible. We long for peace. Hope. Satisfaction. Joy. Love. Come, Thou long expected Jesus Born to set Thy people free; From our fears and sins release us, Let us... Continue Reading →

Be content

Contentment. It's something I think we would all agree is lacking in the world today, especially in first-world countries, who, ironically, have so much. Often, we equate being content with happiness. We chase happiness hoping to find contentment.¬†How do I know we aren't just looking for happiness, as everyone says? Because happiness is fleeting. And... Continue Reading →

Hopes and dreams

It's beautiful tonight. All the doors to the house are open so the cool breeze can blow through, and the inside is melded with the outside. It's quiet out here, the only sounds are palm fronds rustling in the air and crickets chirping. I've been thinking. My friends laugh when I start a sentence with... Continue Reading →

To seek and find

"God my Father hears me crying, He will hear my prayer. Even when my heart is breaking, He will every burden bear. In my joy and in my sorrow, I can hear His gentle word whisper to my aching spirit in a tone that's barely heard...I'm a father to the orphan; I'm a stronghold to... Continue Reading →

Kept in perfect peace

Peace. It seems almost laughable in today's world that such a thing could even be claimed to exist. With wars taking place in various forms in countries across the globe, acts of violence on the rise, and tension between people destroying relationships left and right, we could probably all agree that we have a serious... Continue Reading →

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