Hindsight: What I Now See

I discovered this post in my drafts, where it had lingered for three years. It helped me remember the creativity and goodness in God's plans, so I'm sharing it in the hope that it will encourage someone else. I recently caught a view that took my breath away. It was on a hike (I still … Continue reading Hindsight: What I Now See

What Moving Has Taught Me About Living

Moving can teach a thing or two about life. I've seen a fair share of new addresses. While there are military and missionary families that have much higher stats than I do, I've moved abroad twice and lived in rental houses, permanent homes, guest houses, basements, and campers. And as I'm in the middle of … Continue reading What Moving Has Taught Me About Living

There’s More: a new series

I'm embarking on a new adventure. God willing, I'll never be the same. And you're invited.  What is it? Well, the good news is this adventure doesn't involve death-defying acts or a big budget. The bad news is I have no idea how this is going to work. But that's what makes it an adventure, right? … Continue reading There’s More: a new series

When God’s Dreams are Yours

It was the sort of question I hated. I took a sip of my latte as I formulated an answer. What would I like to be doing two years from now? Hmm. The person across the table asking the question meant well. Perhaps the opportunity she wanted to lay out would be something I'd like … Continue reading When God’s Dreams are Yours

Along the Back Roads

The woman looking at my paperwork glanced up and verified my hometown. "How'd you get here to South Dakota?" she said, almost in passing. Picturing the miles between where I started and where I ended up, I smiled and said simply, "Via some back roads." Isn't that the case more often than not? How often do we … Continue reading Along the Back Roads

Hard Decisions

Today, I declined an offer I’ve always dreamed of accepting. Two months ago, when I received the email with the writing-related offer, I was flattered and excited, but for various reasons, it was not possible for me to immediately accept. There was a difficult decision before me. It was as if I’d been walking along the writer’s … Continue reading Hard Decisions

Why Some Books Make Me Wonderfully Dissatisfied

I like to say that the best books are the ones that make you dissatisfied with your own mediocre existence. I have had the privilege of reading some very good books over the past year. It was not a year in which I could boast a long list of books read, but the small stack I did read … Continue reading Why Some Books Make Me Wonderfully Dissatisfied