Christ be Magnified

Almost a month ago, I woke up in Meulan-en-Yvelines, France, expecting to be there for three more months. These three months were packed with visits with friends, Red Cross activities, orchestra concerts, and yes, the dreadful goodbyes that I knew I was going to have to make. However, these goodbyes were set for the end […]


I recently started reading Friendish: Reclaiming real friendship in a culture of confusion by Kelly Needham. So far, she has talked a lot about how we seek in friendships what we can find only in Jesus. She says that when a friend begins to be my “savior, mediator, shepherd, satisfaction, judge, or boast,” I know […]

Have Patience

I read a devotional about patience this morning, and some verses immediately came to mind: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 I used to think that these were qualities I had to work really hard […]