What if God was “A Bowl of Ice Cream”?

Of all the presents I received for my eighth birthday—coloring books, fancy stationery, and toys— the children’s Bible was the best gift. I recall racing through Genesis to Jude, but staying away from Revelation because I did not like thinking about the End Times.


For Whom Do We Take a Stand?

Whenever we think about overcoming challenges, the story of David and Goliath comes to mind. It shows us that God is the one who empowers the weak, humbles the mighty, and gives us the victory. While we know the account of the duel between the teenaged David and Goliath well enough, perhaps we should also […]


What Does It Mean to Hope?

I recently bought a pair of shoes online. Naturally, I waited in great anticipation for the shoes to arrive—like kids do when anticipating the arrival of Santa on Christmas Eve. (Okay, it’s just an analogy; I don’t actually believe in Santa Claus.) Every morning, I would check the delivery status and hope to receive the […]


POEM: The Day My Savior Was Led Away

Hurry, hurry! My heart pounded. I saw the crowd in the distance. “Hail, King of the Jews!” they shouted. I slowed, feet worn with sand and dirt. What was that down my cheeks? I could not hold back as I stood. Why, why would He not speak? My mind could not grasp as I looked. […]


The Nightmare before Christmas

I can only imagine the thoughts running through Mary’s mind when the angel Gabriel told her that she will conceive as a virgin and give birth to a son,