The Year of Joy

Rejoice always. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16

For the Chinese, 2016 will be the year of the red fire monkey. For me, it will be the year of joy.

Compassion has challenged Christian bloggers to come up with a one-word theme for the coming year. To be honest, aside from some encouraging strides in my relationship with my father, 2015 wasn’t such a great (more…)

Will You Sponsor a Child?



“Whoever welcomes one little child such as this in My name welcomes Me. And whoever welcomes Me does not welcome Me, but Him who sent Me.” – Mark 9:37

I want to write to you today about my heartbreak over the beheadings of 20 Coptic Christians. I want to write to you today about my alien-and-stranger experience at our Valentine’s Day dinner (more…)

Occupy My Heart, Lord

In my college years and early adulthood, I was an idealistic intellectual. Reading philosophy and sociology books for fun, I believed we could achieve a utopian society if only society leaned more toward libertarianism. Later in life I realized even personal liberties required boundaries so that your liberties do not encroach upon mine, and vice versa. I have learned there is (more…)