girl problems

When you are a missionary at Kidz Camp on the Southwest Ohio District, you hear a lot of funny stuff. My favorite quote this week came from a little dude who was probably 8.  We found him sitting, slouched over with a grumpy face by a light pole. I thought his world had come to [...]

the tale of a tailor

I picture God with his monocle and his needle, intently stitching away at the embryo. I imagine him working at a feverish pitch, sewing in eyes and ears and creativity and stubbornness into a quirky, unorthodox mosaic that He found amusing. He was gifting this embryo with a reflection of his own image and he [...]

tiger mom

The clouds let go of a gush of tears as my baby left the car tonight. My wipers worked their rhythmic magic, a pulsating synchronization of my mother's heart. In a few short months, she will leave for college. What is this ripping of ligament from bone that slashes at my tiger soul? It is [...]

an ordinary missionary on furlough

Let's be honest.  If someone asked, 'What does a missionary do?', most of us would dig deep and mumble something about learning languages and telling people about Jesus and smile that please-don't-ask-me-more-cause-that's-all-I've-got grin.  The real truth is that most of us are not exactly sure what a missionary does and we are even more confused about [...]