Before I started studying at Youthworks, I had this idea that going to Bible college would fill me with endless energy to read the Bible and endless zeal for the task at hand. It didn't. It was even more difficult to discipline myself to spend time in the Word. It only got harder when Moore … Continue reading From Textbook to Life-Giving… Again
Just before an exam this past semester, I found myself sitting on the floor of the room I was studying in with friends with tears running down my face. I couldn't quite form words and truth be told, if I could, I'd probably have chosen not to. Panic had gripped me and though I could … Continue reading When There Aren’t Words to Pray
Jephthah fascinates me in the same way that the Bachelor fascinates me. The account of his life in Judges is cringeworthy, each twist and turn making me certain that it'd be better to close the Bible rather than continue and find out how it ends. I know how it's going to end. The Bachelor will … Continue reading Jephthah & Me
At the end of a week of camp a group of us read Psalm 136 out loud together. One side of the circle read half a verse, and the other side of the circle read out the refrain. It was like a constant echo of the words 'His faithful love endures forever' until the words … Continue reading His Faithful Love.
(I'm not willing to delve into the public debate about women preaching. But here are some thoughts about the way we engage in the conversation.)There are conversations happening lately about the role of women in church. These conversations ask hard and important questions about the life of the church, and especially how we function as … Continue reading When We Speak of Women’s Voices…
Today I felt like I never really woke up. The day passed in a blur of words and movements that never quite stuck to my consciousness. The steady rhythm of boxing gloves against focus pads didn't shake me. The strong taste of a long black with an extra shot did nothing to bring the world … Continue reading Does It Matter?
These are rare days in which our vocation is to dive deep into the pursuit of knowing the God who holds us in his hands; whom we desire to serve with all our hearts. I too often forget what it is that makes them worth treasuring - the true intent of being here gets lost … Continue reading This Vocation