Knowing God’s Will

*This is a message I gave for a summer conference in a friend’s church a few weeks ago. I’ve removed a few key illustrations for security reasons. Decisions never leave us in life. Crossroads can creep into our lives without warning. Other times though, the crossroads are more like the final exam that looms in…

oh oswald

Oh Oswald. I love how Oswald Chambers always has just the words I need to hear. It’s really not him, it’s God and the Holy Spirit using the daily bits of wisdom to speak to my heart. April 29th’s entry is about gracious uncertainty, and boy, did I need to hear (or in this case,…

call me rude

Rihanna’s “Rude” plays in the background of a darkly silhouetted bar. Western men lean in to whisper dirty nothings into the ears of petite and scantily-clad Thai women. These women work in Thailand’s sex industry. Many come from eastern Thailand to find work in the city. Some come under false pretenses. Some know what they’re…

Gnomes and g(rumbling)

We’d just seen a gnome smashed into itty bitty pieces on the big screen. The floor suddenly started shaking. My first thought, “Is this retribution from the Capulets?” Watch out gnomish Montagues. In my next thought, I attributed the floor swaying to my imagination, which can sometimes be very active. We were, after all, wearing…

Prayer requests from Thailand

I’d like to be able to share more about the current situation here, but for many reasons it’s unwise to do so. However, you can be praying! Here are some prayer requests: 1. Please pray for a stop in the bloodshed. 2.Pray for the powers at be to come to a conclusion soon 3. Pray…

In their footsteps

Running in flip-flops is something new for me. But it’s not a novelty for the countless Burmese who’ve had to flee from their own countrymen.