Ode to Flu Season

Luke 10:9 Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ (ESV) Sickness sinks my spirit Sucks away my vim Feasts on me. Can’t forget This world was cursed by sin Healing like a portal Brings God’s kingdom down Bathes this basking mortal In the light of heaven’s Sun … More Ode to Flu Season

Let There Be Light

from Genesis 1:1-5, Matthew 4:16, John 8:12, I Peter 2:9, 2 Corinthians 4:6 Verse 1 When God made the world with nothing in it Darkness dawned down on the face of the deep The Father, Son and Holy Spirit Spoke these words with power the dark to defeat Chorus Let there be light Light to fight … More Let There Be Light

Useless to Useful:

an Ecclesiastes-like Journey of a Modern Woman The Baker Scrumptious, crispy cookies Crafted on a whim Gave a jolt of happy When they all said, “Mmmm!” Recipes galore Chocolate, Mocha, Pumpkin Butterscotch then S’more Terrific taste slam dunkin’! Each triumph in the kitchen Brought me more acclaim But still my heart was wishin’ For longer … More Useless to Useful:

Why Naomi’s Song?

Loss hurts. In these past few months, I have cringed as friend after friend suffered loss. Three couples have miscarried. Several church friends and my neighbor have suddenly lost a parent. Cancer killed a 26-year-old cousin of my husband. Smaller losses hurt too: pets, jobs, friends. As I have wept with those who weep, my … More Why Naomi’s Song?

Why Under His Wings?

Metaphors rock. In English class you may have learned that a metaphor is a comparison between two objects that does not use “like” or “as.” Ug. How un-poetic! A metaphor happens when words form two separate images in your mind and then meld them together into one fascinating new picture. And I especially love this … More Why Under His Wings?

When Facing a Future of Unknowns . . .

I freeze. Our family’s future has been uncertain for well over a year now. We live as legal aliens in a Middle Eastern city. As such, our visas, apartment, schooling etc. all depend on my husband’s employment. We’ve been riding a roller coaster of yes-you-can-stay and oh-wait-no-you-can’t. And it looks like this July we’ll be … More When Facing a Future of Unknowns . . .

Build Intentional Cross-Cultural Relationships

Christian, B.I.C-C.R., don’t bicker. To illustrate, let’s pretend. Jesus Himself used made up stories to illustrate his teaching points, so I think that legitimizes our strategy. Let’s pretend that we own and manage a store in a small town in America. It’s a town of thousands, but not tens of thousands. It’s a store with … More Build Intentional Cross-Cultural Relationships