Change My Name, God

“I told Jesus be alright if you change my name … if you change my name.” —Roberta Flack “Christianity hasn’t been tried and found empty … it has been found difficult and left untried.” —G.K. Chesterton I started seminary this fall. The three-year-long whisper-turned-roar led me to apply when I gathered the courage to open my […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thank You, India

By Nicole T. Walters | Twitter: @NicoleTWalters As I boarded the plane for the first leg of a 16-hour flight, I tried to slow the breath that came in gulps, a mingling of excitement and fear. I had dreamed of India for years. Now I could hardly believe I was about to move there for […]