I love Advent! Each week of Advent focuses on a theme from the Bible: hope, peace, joy, and love. This week is all about hope. What is hope? You know the feeling you had as a kid the night before Christmas? You were so excited about what you knew was… Read More
Isaiah 58:11 The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah warned the people of Judah that their exile was coming. They were religious… Read More
Psalm 42:1-4 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? 3 My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to… Read More
She stands beside the family’s one bed, under a dangling light bulb. A well-fed one year-old sleeps beside her so she speaks in a near whisper. “What is your typical day like?” Micah asks. As the translator churns English into Amharic, the young mother in a red t-shirt hides her… Read More
“Why sharks die?” he asked with cheeks full of raisins.
“They just get very old and die,” I said, not wanting to attempt an explanation of the food chain to a five year-old with improving but far from perfect English. View Post