First Monday Devotion

Crystal led team devotion this morning for MCC Cambodia. She had us build a house with Duplos without using our thumbs. Then, halfway through, she let us start using our thumbs but told us we couldn’t bend our elbows! Crystal asked us if it was harder to complete a task without using a part of…

Saltiness

Last week we had a meditative devotion on Matthew 5:13-16. Throughout the service the verse on “the salt of the earth” was read several times and we were asked us to reflect on “saltiness.” You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make…

Book Review: Don’t Follow Your Heart

I was searching for information on the hymn I Bind My Heart when a blog post entitled Bind My Wandering Heart to Thee by Jon Bloom came up. The article was a compelling read so I decided to pick up Jon’s most interesting sounding book – Don’t Follow Your Heart: God’s Ways Are Not Your Ways….

Journey to Cambodia

As a child of missionaries, I always assumed that when I grew up I would move back to the developing world.  But college, marriage, grad school, children and family needs kept appearing as the next step for life. When I became pregnant while working full time and going to grad school full time, I put…

Calling in Scripture and Song

I love when the Bible includes “human” moments. Moses, Elijah, Isaiah, and Mary each respond to God’s calling in ways we can relate to and learn from. I think these examples teach us about ourselves and about God. Facing the Burning Bush, after “the place where you stand is holy ground” and “I am the…