O Come All Ye Faithful

There often seems to be a clash among people as to whether or not Christmas should be celebrated as a religious holiday. Many argue that Christmas ought to hold no special meaning. They argue the Catholic church essentially stole the holiday from Roman religion, made it about Jesus, and that we don't even know when … Continue reading O Come All Ye Faithful

Here I Raise Mine Ebenezer

I think one of the most beautiful hymns I've ever heard is "Come Thou Fount." I can remember times in my life when I was filled with such a swell of emotions, my mind went back to the words in that song. "Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise." I understand … Continue reading Here I Raise Mine Ebenezer

Packing Party

This week has been incredibly busy. It was deceptively busy. Since September, students and church members have been donating all kinds of things to fill shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. There was a lot. I was tasked with organizing the donated items for what we called "Packing Parties." I drastically underestimated how long this … Continue reading Packing Party

Sick

We take a lot of things for granted, a lot of things. Like literacy. There was once a time when it wasn't the norm for people to be able to read. Monday, I thought I was starting to get a cold. On Tuesday, I knew I had a cold. I had a problem though. I … Continue reading Sick

The Train

This week, I want to tell you a story about the train. There are some people who I don't think would do well on public transport. There are people I know who just love their cars and personal space. While I love driving, there's something about the train that I find really relaxing. I take … Continue reading The Train

A Quick Update!

I apologize for just a quick update this week! I have been INCREDIBLY BUSY! I have an apartment now (pictures coming soon) and I spoke at church on Sunday about our decision to follow God. Bible classes are going well! It feels good to be back with the Let's Start Talking books again! After church … Continue reading A Quick Update!