Hope Deferred

Proverbs says that hope deferred makes the heart sick. I’m not sick. That’s exciting. You might remember, back in December, when I first realized that going to Papua New Guinea was a possibility for this summer, that I battled through the idea of whether it was going to Papua New Guinea or following God’s leading…

Warning Signs

Warning lights indicate a deeper problem. Simply placing duct tape over the light does not fix the problem. Removing the light bulb does not fix the problem. Honestly, either of those options are typically far cheaper than addressing the problem itself. My car is a warning light ready to explode. Last spring, a warning light…

Standing on the Promises

I distinctly remember sitting at my piano pounding out the hymn “Standing on the Promises” as tears clouded my vision and emotion throbbed through my fingers onto the keys. I remember trudging up Pike’s Peak, a stubborn determination pushing me forward, a 103 fever dragging me down, and the words of Psalm 121 and Isaiah…

Thy Will Be Done

My mom wisely reminded me this week that the things I plan for are only possible “if the Lord so wills.” Perhaps my attempts to walk in faith have become presumptuous, but it has not been my attempt to exclude God’s sovereign hand from the picture. I fully realize that it is God who wills,…

Ordinary Man

If you’ve read my blog for any period of time, you at have noticed that Hudson Taylor is one of my heroes. I love to quote his saying that “God’s work done in God’s way never lacks God’s supply.” While I certainly believe that to be true, I recently rediscovered another quote: “God isn’t looking…