Have you ever been scarred?

By falling out of a tree or being run over by your sibling’s bike or accidentally stapling your finger? Maybe your scars are more internal than external; from listening to too many ghost stories or being hurt emotionally at some point in your life. We all carry scars of some sort. Continue reading “Scars”

And Lot Went With Him


Genesis 12:4 “So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him…”

God had called Abram out of his country and away from his father’s house to journey to the land God would show him. I don’t know why Lot decided to go with him—maybe Abram was his father figure after his own father died. Perhaps Abram encouraged him Continue reading “And Lot Went With Him”

The Day I Looked Up

A cursory glance around the room showed me who was already in the chapel as I took my seat and prepared for a week of classes emphasizing missions. Off to my right was a girl whose dreams had long been burdened for ministry in Africa. On the front row, Continue reading “The Day I Looked Up”

We Hid Our Faces

Isaiah 53:3 “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”

As I read this verse one morning, the words reminded me of another passage in Exodus 34:29-35, in which Moses’ face shone from his fellowship with God on Mount Sinai. He had just experienced the glory of the Lord, Continue reading “We Hid Our Faces”