Posts Tagged ‘ rest ’

Not by Might….

17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Last year I was in India for a translation workshop that seemed destined for failure. From the first day we encountered numerous and sundry roadblocks to  teaching the participants how to translate the Scripture. From culture shock, to illness, to poor language skills, to no understanding of the source language, to illiteracy and no computer […]


What do you do with the “bad stuff”

28th February 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ll admit I’ve had a lot more of the “bad stuff” in my life than I ever expected. Growing up, I was a carefree child, with loving parents, a paradise for home, good friends, godly teachers, and unique multi-cultural opportunities. I’m also blessed with an optimistic personality and always had a positive outlook on life. […]


What Makes the Difference

15th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Marshall and I are studying poetry in our British Literature class this fall.  We have explored the history of different poets and the philosophies that they promoted–primitivism, naturalism, romanticism. In reading their poetry, we see evidence of these worldviews. Wordsworth for example was convinced that individual humans are basically good in nature, and the problem […]


Fight or Flight….or Something Better?

5th July 2016 | 0 Comments

In 1915 a Harvard researcher, named William Cannon, defined the automatic response of our brains to threats, as the Fight or Flight response. Here’s what physically happens, as we encounter  a situation that poses a threat: the body releases stress hormones, the muscles tense up and the heart rate increases, as well as the metabolism, […]


A Time to Quit

27th June 2016 | 0 Comments

I am–no doubt about it–an over achiever. I am driven. I am motivated. I am always busy, always learning, always planning. I think I might be what some people call a “Type A” personality. Usually I’m also pretty efficient, pretty optimistic, pretty excited about all that is going on. I am a glass-half-full kind of […]


A Promise, A Shield, A Focus

31st May 2016 | 0 Comments

I have known Jesus for most of my life. I have grown into his love, and learned to follow hard after him through many mundane, even monotonous moments. But I have also learned to follow hard after him in the sudden chaos of storms that threatened to overwhelm. At times, like Saul (who became Paul) […]


The Burden of Light

7th August 2011 | 0 Comments

Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest…For my yoke is easy to bear and the burden I give you is light.” I can identify with some of Jesus’ hearers–so desperate to live in the light of God’s promises, yet so down trodden […]