I was standing knee deep in Lake Superior as dusk fell one August evening with a question echoing throughout the depths my mind. As the waves came in, the cliffs turned black, and the swirling air began to bring forth the smell of evening, I reeled over my reoccurring plea–– "God, please just show me… Continue reading Do You Know Who You Are Waiting For?
I can clearly remember the positive and expectant atmosphere that swirled around us as we loaded up the cars one spring evening. The first half of the semester was over, exams had been taken and papers submitted––spring break had begun. Aside from the fact that we were road tripping with our friends and were entirely… Continue reading If It Is Your Will
I can remember driving up the coast of Lake Huron on a rainy Saturday morning one summer, and I can remember being a little disappointed at the fact that the lake, typically a deep beautiful blue, was a tumultuous gray that seemingly hid below the clouds. As I stood staring out across it on a… Continue reading In All He Does He Prospers?
I often find myself, after spending time in quiet prayer and scripture reading, refreshed, encouraged, and humbled. I find my mind and desires to be oriented as they ought to be––seeking after Christ––and my soul abounding in satisfaction, satisfaction in the riches of Christ. This "finding oneself" is perhaps best described as a state of… Continue reading He Restores, Remember?
As the title conveniently shows, the following lines refer to reading scripture. They demonstrate the great "bursting forth" of spiritual affections that took place last year and hopefully paint a picture of new found delight in something that was once glanced at, repeatedly, in a cold or dutiful fashion. Something familiar and regular became fresh… Continue reading On Reading Scripture
Perhaps you’ve just come back from a short term missions trip, are about to go on one, or are somewhere else on that spectrum altogether. Regardless of your situation, I’d like to share some of what I learned on my first trip overseas, as well as the mindset I wish I would have had prior… Continue reading Seeking God On Your Short Term Missions Trip
There are two words that I chose, some weeks ago now, as my hallmark for 2018––affectionately dependent. I’ve been trying to imagine what being affectionately dependent looks like in daily life, and what it doesn’t. That second part, what it doesn’t look like, is what I would like to spend a couple moments on just… Continue reading Affectionate Dependence: A Removing of the Veil