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An Everyday Lesson

An Everyday Lesson

An Everyday LessonL ast month, I headed off to Iceland ready for an adventure… and also asking God for a big revelation about the trajectory of my life. The daily grind of work, life in the COVID era, and personal commitments had worn me out. I was excited to spend...

The Fundamentals on the Fairway

The Fundamentals on the Fairway

The Fundamentals on the Fairwayset my golf ball on the tee, got into position, addressed the ball the best way I knew how, and took a nice full swing. Positive I must have hit it a mile, I scanned the fairway, but my ball was nowhere to be found....

As God Has Loved Us: Preparing Arab Leaders for Ministry

As God Has Loved Us: Preparing Arab Leaders for Ministry

As God Has Loved Us: Preparing Arab Leaders for Ministry“I want to be God’s love to those around me.” If you are surprised to learn that these beautiful words were spoken by a Muslim woman from the Arabic Peninsula named Amina*, you aren’t alone. Much of the Arab...

Never Too Old For A Timeout

Never Too Old For A Timeout

Never Too Old For A Time Out This past January, my college sophomore, who was home on winter break, came to me and said she felt guilty because she was watching a show on television instead of working. If you know me, you can understand why this experience hit me...

A Masterpiece With A Mighty Namesake

A Masterpiece With A Mighty Namesake

A Masterpiece With A Mighty Namesakeatching the summer Olympics is a family event in our home. We love huddling together on the couch, cheering on the athletes, watching them push themselves to their personal best. As the commentator explains what...

The Sweetness of Slowing Down

The Sweetness of Slowing Down

The Sweetness of Slowing Downglanced at the clock while beating the eggs. Everything was on schedule for our summer brunch. The oven was pre-heated and dry ingredients sifted. I just needed to add the buttermilk, applesauce, and honey. I would set...

Quieting the Busy Mind

Quieting the Busy Mind

Quieting the Busy Mind So far in this series, the articles have covered why rest is important, what type of rest suits you best, and how to distinguish your worth from the things that rest keeps you from completing. But how do we actively practice restorative rest...

Enjoy the Silence

Enjoy the Silence

Enjoy the Silenceost summers we vacation at the beach with my entire family. That’s 23 people in one house. It’s loud, it’s chaotic, it’s unpredictable, it’s fun. I have so many good memories with my wife and my kids and with my family as a whole...

What We Do Versus What We Are Worth

What We Do Versus What We Are Worth

What We Do Versus What We Are Worth Recently, I found myself sitting across from my boss in a meeting to discuss my goals and projects for the upcoming quarter. “Before we get started, how are you doing?” she asked kindly, looking into my eyes. I hesitated a moment....

Grueling But Glorious

Grueling But Glorious

Grueling But Gloriousast year, my husband hiked a portion of New Hampshire Appalachian Trail called the Pemi Loop. The hike took two days to complete and is described as “31.5 glorious but grueling miles.” True to its description, my husband came...

Plans For a Slower Pace

Plans For a Slower Pace

Plans For a Slower Paceefore we even became parents, my husband and I dreamed of a life where he would bring home the bacon, and I would quit my job as a teacher to raise however many children God gave us. Before we knew it, there were two little...

The Batteries That Work Best

The Batteries That Work Best

The Batteries That Work Best This summer, we’re taking a close look at how we can feel restored and refreshed. As our bodies, minds and spirits continue to recover from the incredible stress of a prolonged, world-wide pandemic, it’s important to be intentional about...

Big Dreams and a Bigger God: New Property for Down Guatemala

Big Dreams and a Bigger God: New Property for Down Guatemala

Big Dreams and a Bigger God: New Property For Down Guatemala In 2002, when their son Manual Alfredo was born with Down Syndrome, Alfredo and Irene Salazar saw the desperate need to provide support, schooling, and therapies to children with Down Syndrome and their...

Experiencing the Ocean

Experiencing the Ocean

Experiencing the Oceanespite having regular access to my mother in law’s house in Fenwick Island, Delaware, my kids were far from beach babies. As small children, they steadfastly refused to dip even a toe into the salt water as it rushed onto the...

The Lens of Gratitude

The Lens of Gratitude

The Lens of Gratitude Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. Philippians 4:11 went to the eye doctor a few weeks ago, for a much-needed checkup. I’d suspected my lenses were off and,...

Survival of the Sabbath

Survival of the Sabbath

Survival of the Sabbath God’s purpose for weekly rest and the importance of incorporating it into our lives. In the beginning, God worked for six days. He created the heavens and the earth: the sun and the moon, oceans and land, velociraptors and squirrels. He then...

Opportunities to Trust

Opportunities to Trust

Opportunities to Trust We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an...

Everything Else

Everything Else

Everything Else I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 eturning to life after the Pandemic has felt a little like emerging from a cave. I’m finding that I’m not the same person who went into...

Bearing Good Fruit: The Miracle of Medical Missions in Haiti

Bearing Good Fruit: The Miracle of Medical Missions in Haiti

Bearing Good Fruit: The Miracle of Medical Missions in Haiti In 2011, Keeley Murphy, then in 9th grade, approached her father Sean with a simple request. She really wanted to go on a mission trip. Sean wanted to honor his daughter’s request but was reluctant to take...