From The Other Side of the Wardrobe Doors.

Tis’ so sweet to trust in Jesus, Just to take Him at His word. Just to rest upon His promise, Just to know “thus saith the Lord”. Jesus, Jesus- How I trust Him! How I’ve proved Him over and over. Jesus, Jesus-precious Jesus! Oh, for grace to trust Him more. I love those lyrics. … [Read more...]

Mangos and Magnolia Trees.

Ten. There are just ten more links on the yellow paper chain hanging by my window. Ten days from right this moment, I’ll be driving in North Carolina. I see Magnolia trees, unsweetened peach mango iced tea, baseball games and a bed in my very near future!I finally broke the news … [Read more...]

Of Rootlessness and Geographical Feng Shui. [Home.]

Thirty nine days from today after a little geographical feng shui, my day will look markedly different than the one I just experienced. While I spent this morning chasing a  roach the size of a small duckling across the kitchen before I made a pot of my carefully rationed caramel … [Read more...]

I Choose You. [Today, and Every Day.]

This Wednesday [May18th], the world will remember a spring day twenty six years ago, when John Peterson and Cindy Wescott said “I choose you” and sealed the deal with a little bling. The unspeakable hype surrounding William and Kate was all well and good [and really, did you see … [Read more...]

Of The UPS Man, African Snow White, and One Too Many Pickles.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, we return to our regular programming. In light of recent distractions, regular programming this week in Dakar just happens to include hopelessly daunting piles of work that need to be finished before Tuesday morning at 5:20 AM [oh, we’ll get there … [Read more...]

Of What It Means To Be Forgiven.

God does not forgive sin. At least, not in the way that we so casually fling the word about. Living in a Muslim country has taught me that the Evangelical Christian church has more in common with Islam than we ought to be comfortable with-particularly in the way that we use the … [Read more...]