I’ve been mulling over the “gospel third way” as Tim Keller calls it to deal with life, to deal with feelings. David shows us how in the Psalms. Praying our feelings. Praying our doubts. Praying our fears. Praying our tears. Praying our praises. Praying our joys. Praying our sorrows. The Psalms are replete with allContinue reading “Relocate”

It’s Not Complicated, Just Hard

Faith works by working faith (James 2:17). I mean, a soldier going into battle picks up his or her sword or gun and uses it to fight the enemy. Yes, he or she gets exhausted. Yes, he or she feels discouraged. Yes, he or she tires and thirsts, but he or she keeps fighting onContinue reading “It’s Not Complicated, Just Hard”


I miss the bahala na attitude of the Philippines. While some could construe this as a fatalistic, pessimistic mindset, it’s real meaning is a resting trust in God’s providential leading and ordaining of circumstances. While living in the Philippines I witnessed many Filipino friends live out Jesus’ mandate to let today’s own troubles be sufficientContinue reading “BAHALA NA”


In this time of social distancing, shelter-in-place, covid-19 pandemic, my thoughts go to wanting to make sure you, my children, know a few things from my momma-heart. You each have been the inspiration for me starting this blog. None of us know the number of our days, only God does (Psalm 90:12). So this isContinue reading “An OPEN LETTER TO MY CHILDREN”