How long, O Lord?

January has been a hard month. Hard news has broken all over the world, from the attacks in the Middle East to the fires in Australia to the virus in China to the continued impeachment trials in the U.S., not to mention the recent tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter. Everywhere the worldContinue reading “How long, O Lord?”

Day 29 – Divine

Two drunk and stuttering men sit on a bench at the outskirts of the woods. They flip the tabs off of too many beer cans, jeer at the passersby and chain smoke cigarettes. It’s raining. I hurry past with my resting don’t-mess-with-me face and catch myself judging them. They want to forget. Don’t we all?Continue reading “Day 29 – Divine”

Before the Rooster Crows

I recently remembered something that happened to me on the last night of the Urbana18 missions conference. It was long past midnight on New Year’s Day, and as I took the hotel elevator along with fellow students, two girls joined us. They had been out partying and were definitely a little drunk. I swallowed, notContinue reading “Before the Rooster Crows”

Reflections on Psalm 65

Psalm 65 is a praise song of God’s goodness. It’s a reminder that even in the midst of affliction and suffering of all kinds, God is still good and holding all things together. He showers His blessings upon the earth, beckoning us into freedom. He never promises an easy road, but He does promise anContinue reading “Reflections on Psalm 65”

Making Time for What Matters

A couple years ago, I made the commitment to move my set-aside time with the Lord to the early mornings. I woke up an hour earlier each day to spend time reading the Bible, praying, and listening to quiet worship songs. But after several months, I fell out of that habit. Suddenly, I was trying toContinue reading “Making Time for What Matters”