Corona means Crown

Confession: I think it's like this...but, we'll see. Being a missionary to Asia on a mini-sabbatical in the USA during this global season has certainly had its share of mixed emotions, messages, and numerous changes of flight and travel plans: The desire to fly back to Korea ASAP to be with my friends and community... Continue Reading →

Follow Me

Confession: I really identify with Peter's denial.   Jesus: Where I'm going now, you can't follow. But you will later. Peter: Why can't I follow you? I'd die for you! Jesus: Really? Bro, you're actually going to deny me not once, not twice, but three          times...in a few hours as a matter... Continue Reading →

Rejecting the Way of Caesar

Confession:  I don't actually like politics. There was a time in my childhood that I considered being a lawyer, a judge, a politician, the President. But I quickly got bored with all the posturing and empty rhetoric that honestly didn't make any sense to me and seemed like a whole big hullabaloo that complicated life, made people easily offended... Continue Reading →

And Her Unborn Child

    I remember only in pieces, montage of slow moving images, many of them confined within a 10-inch vintage screen. I preferred them constrained that way. A part of me--the part of me that should have been more shaken but was still underdeveloped, still too self-centered and afraid to feel anything too real--shut down. My awareness of what was... Continue Reading →

That Time My Dog Ran Away…Again

Last week, one of my dogs escaped from my apt and was lost for approximately 24 hours. I hated every minute of those 24 hours. About 2 hours into realizing he was missing, I discovered that a couple of men who hang out at the corner liquor store every day had gone around the neighborhood... Continue Reading →

The Wilderness, Still? Seriously?

The story of Moses and the Israelites' journey out of Egypt is one of my favorite in the Old Testament. I love and honor Moses, weaknesses and strengths and all. I love and appreciate the Israelites, even though they kind of really dropped the ball multiple times (golden calf, not killing the giants, rebelling against... Continue Reading →

To Love Honestly

Confession:  Until recently, I hadn't really wanted to intercede for you or anyone for about 18ish months. I just didn't want to pray (talk with God) at all. This might not seem like that big of a deal, unless you take into consideration the following: "Intercession is our response to God's love for the world; expression of God's heart for people" (from Pastor... Continue Reading →

Fighting for Hamlet

Recently I began tutoring Hamlet (obviously not his real name), an international student who is attending a Lutheran high school though he himself is, as he emphatically stated, "not Christian." He further clarified that he disliked all the talk of God that was beaten into his head; he was tired of hearing, "You should believe... Continue Reading →

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