When we think of Christmas, it is easy to imagine the scene of Jesus’s arrival as a joyous time for all involved. Instead, history shows us that Israel was a powder keg and Jesus was in many ways a match to light it. Silent, But Not Calm Over two thousand years ago, the Roman Empire… Continue reading Waiting for God During Your Silent Night
I lived in China as a TEFOL instructor at a Chinese boarding school for a year when I was still in college. Among all the cultural differences I observed, I couldn’t help but notice how different the Chinese students who lived on the campus related to each other compared to American students I had observed… Continue reading Are You Missing Community?
I don’t intend to judge every man I meet as a possible attacker, but I am foolish not to think there is a possibility. Every woman can attest to that undercurrent of fear. That being said, I also believe that most men coming upon a woman being attacked would use that same strength to protect her from harm. I have seen it happen many times.
Wealth can be a blessing, but it can also be a cross to bear. This is because wealth makes us needy. For example, as I walk around my house, I am quick to observe any items out of place. The picture on the wall in the bathroom is off kilter. I notice my hands… Continue reading Being Made Needy by Wealth