Uncomfortable Obedience

I don’t think I can do that.  The second the words came out of my mouth I felt a mix of both shame and relief.  Ashamed that I felt relief perhaps.   Just moments before, the youth pastor of our small country church had asked me to do a favor for him.  Glad to help and serve where …

Chosen

There is a classic memory we all seem to have.  The memory could be a good one or a bad one, depending what side of things you landed on.  For some of us, looking back to the time of Elementary School gym class brings back fond memories of laughter and fun.  For others, however, the …

The Healing Power of Touch

Looking out the window of the bus, I was overwhelmed with what my eyes were drawn to.  What seemed like a sea of children were walking towards us.  They all had the same, sorrowful look in their eyes.  We had not yet approached the clearing, yet they were walking towards us, anticipating our arrival.  Later estimates would place the …

Rescue

As much as I tried to climb out of that space, it very quickly became evident that I was not able to pull myself out.  I remember looking up and could see the sky and the clouds above me.  I had the thought that I was glad that I was going to heaven because this was how I was going to die.