The End of Silence: A Single Cause

This video is a fitting end to a day of silence. Take a half hour out of your day to watch a powerful charge to be a part of the single cause of our lives: the cause of Jesus Christ! From a convocation at my very own alma mater, Liberty University: “We are not a…

Volleyball Tanka

An example I wrote for my creative writing students: What will happen next? A pass, a set, a spike—Point! The spinning orb soars Across the net, hard and fast Meteor crashing—side out.

Rock Climbing

  Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.                                            – Isaiah 26:4    

Showing Up

“You can choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” – William Wilberforce, politician largely responsible for abolishing slavery in the British Empire Thanks to the work of Exodus Road, Not for Sale, Wellspring Living, and other organizations, there is a plethora of ways for you…

A Valentines Thought

I dreamed last night of a sappy encounter. A greeting of old friends, of hugging and handshakes. Then surprise. Behind me, the guy of my dreams, wrapping his arms around me, telling me I’m more beautiful than he remembered… Then I pushed him away, sobbing. Telling him I loved him, but that I needed to…

Ash Wednesday & 40 Days of Lent

I’m at school today, wearing a white skirt and tie-dye shirt, flip flops and a bright bandanna. Multi-colored bracelets encircle my wrists. Hoop earrings bigger than my biceps dangle from my ears. Today is hippie day, a mere blip in the mid-winter spirit week. Today is also Ash Wednesday, a date that has for years…

Celebrate Hope

Hope. It is contagious, yet elusive. David Murray, of Ligonier Ministries, gave 10 Reasons to Hope (When All Seems Hopeless) in a recent blog post. He contends that hope moves us forward, energizes the present, lightens the darkness, and brings healing. Hope is a beautiful gift. As one contemplates the horrors of human trafficking in the…

God’s Mind for the Nations

Pastor Samuel Vinkhumbo preaches from Jeremiah 1:5, explaining God’s call on Jeremiah’s life, and on our lives, that reaches to the nations.

A Glimpse into Life at HOPAC…

In the last two weeks, I’ve received lots of questions about life at HOPAC, the students there, what I’ll be teaching, etc. Some of the answers I know. I’ll be teaching 9-12th grade English Literature. That’s easy. Others, I don’t know so much. But just yesterday, I read the following post, written by Amy, who…