Trees by streams…

Psalm 1:3 They are like trees planted by streams - 
they bear their fruit in season, 
their leaves never wither, 
everything they do succeeds.” Who are “they”? If we look at the context - the verses before this one, it is talking about “those who meditate” on God’s word. So what does it means to …

Paul and Romans 16

While stateside (wading through the endless visa process), I've been attending a BSF bible study. (Click the link for info) Every week, I gather with several hundred women to worship, then into smaller groups for digging deeper into the Word. What a gift this has been! I really love digging deeper into Scripture; trying to …

Turning Piedmontese

I love travel memoirs. Love.Them. Stories and earned wisdom from people who have gone to far-flung places testing the boundaries of comfort and cultural idiosyncrasies fascinate me. Let's be honest; I like hearing how people have fumbled through cultural faux-paux. Funny, charming, and commiserating over crazy bureaucracy gets me turning pages. "Turning Tuscan" by Sam …

Ocean

I think in the last post I said there would be more than one post from the book, "Expectations and Burnout" by Eenigenburg and Bliss. This analogy is worth sharing: "During his sermon Lowell used an illustration that communicated powerfully to my battered faith. He explained correctly why I don't like swimming in the ocean: …