Fill in the blank: “Lord, give me ___________ !” Based on navigating through a Covid-19 environment, what would you put in that space? o   Would it be patience? o   Would it be peace? o   Would it be faith? While there are a variety of great answers to choose from (and we should notContinue Reading

It seemed like it was yesterday. I was now the youth director at my church, actually getting paid to do what I love – ministry! I couldn’t wait to begin – the dream that this could be a safe place for teenagers to know and experience God in a ChristianContinue Reading

You’re trapped. Being alone in a cold, dark cell is not where you thought you’d be. You don’t know how you ended up in here, but it’s obvious that there’s nowhere to go. The only place you can go to are the reminders of your failures and disappointments. In thisContinue Reading

It’s the terminology that has been frequently used to describe the current ‘stay-at-home’ lifestyle. While our previous ‘normal’ has been stripped and altered in a variety of ways, the ‘new normal’ attempts to define this uncertain season with “doing what you can” in the midst of restricted measures. It’s aContinue Reading

What would you describe as the best gift you’ve ever received? Perhaps it was a surprise birthday party, that a loved one planned for you, where those closest to you were there to celebrate (and all the effort that went into making it a special occasion – especially trying toContinue Reading

Back in my early years of driving, it seemed like I would be stuck on the side of the road more often than I imagined I would. This was partly due to the fact that I collected a variety of cars that are called ‘buckets’ – vehicles that are decrepitContinue Reading

Imagine yourself stranded in the middle of the Arabian Desert.  As far as your eyes can see, there are heaps of sand in every direction. The hot air stings your face as you try to stay covered from the intense heat. You are not sure where to go and, evenContinue Reading

“Did God send the Coronavirus?” This was a question someone recently asked me last week as she was processing how to make sense of the times that we are in. I have a strong suspicion that she is not the only one thinking this as the world attempts to manageContinue Reading

Have you ever thought about how many thoughts you have in a day? I’m sure it’s quite the impossible task to count, but my assumption is that you have plenty to think about! There are the thoughts about what to cook for dinner today, where to go on vacation, whyContinue Reading

Where is the passion, the zeal for more of your presence Lord? When I sit before You, my mind wonders, When I say to myself, “I will spend time with my God” I easily forget until it is too late. I feel lifeless when I come to you, There isContinue Reading