Tag: Transparent Living

The Cross I Bear

Throughout the season of Lent, I’ve felt led this year to reflect in depth on the things God has done in my life. Easter is about all of us – collectively, the Body of Christ – being rescued, but it’s too easy for us sometimes to remove the […]

The Sting of Memory

The human memory is a funny thing. We can’t remember where we put our keys or the name of that lady who sits in the next row at church every week, but random moments from our past are burned into our memory banks and never leave. Those memories […]

When God Got My Attention

During my junior year of college, in the spring of 2002, I spent a semester studying in Spain. It was a practical choice for someone with an international studies/cultural studies/Spanish major. It made sense for someone who wanted to one day work for an international non-governmental organization. By […]

On the 21 and Me: A Reflection

I spent some time this morning reflecting on the 21. The 21 Egyptian Christians martyred for their insistent faith in Christ. The 21 led in a line down a middle-eastern beach, wearing orange jumpsuits and accompanied by intimidating men in black. There has been a lot of reflection […]

When Your View Isn’t Pinnable

This weekend, for whatever reason, my Facebook feed blew up with pictures of my friends’ favorite quiet places. Some were hash-tagged with things like #myfavoritethings or #heavenonearth, but others were not. It wasn’t a linkup I had missed out on, but it was as though everyone got together […]

In Defense of the Big Picture

She said it was okay, but it wasn’t. She said she forgave me, but I couldn’t forgive myself. She never seemed to give it another thought, but it was enough to keep me awake that night. It had been “tacky night” at our church’s nighttime kids’ ministry, but […]