Kick Up, Not Down

There are few things more stressful in life than getting on a bus with a stroller and a baby. Job interviews? Public speeches? They have nothing on the stress of folding your stroller with one hand, holding your baby with the other hand, holding your shopping (presumably with the third hand you brought with you […]

One Ordinary Day At A Time

I used to think I needed to be superman for Jesus. I devoured missionary biographies as a young reader, awed and inspired by the feats of missionary heroes like Amy Carmichael, Hudson Taylor, and Jim Elliott. The things they did, giving up every creaturely comfort, laying down their very lives for the sake of the […]

Reflections from the Summer Suitcase

Our itinerary: Kaohsiung to Hong Kong to Vancouver to Colorado and back. Every other summer we make the same international trip to reunite our children with their grandparents in America. It is also a biannual opportunity to pick up items we can’t get at home in Taiwan, such as ranch dressing and English books. One […]

My Own Circle Of Quiet

I am someone who spends a great deal of time inside of her head. I am a thinker and a navel gazer and I chase ideas and thoughts and plans around and around and around. I have a very vivid imagination and I love to linger in places both fictional and real. Unfortunately, I am […]

A God Who Never Leaves

He himself is before all things and all things are held together in him. – Colossians 1:17 + + + If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. – Psalm […]