When Covid-19 Disrupted My Travel Plans

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My husband and I were in the midst of travelling South America for a year when our trip was rudely terminated by the coronavirus. In late 2019, we had both quit our jobs and took off on a one-way ticket to Santiago. We were barely two months into our trip and were having a ball of a time when the pandemic brought the world to a grinding halt.

Don't Worry—You Were Made For Such A Time As This

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"Effective tomorrow, the entire island will be placed on a curfew. No one is to leave their homes. Any business or person breaking this new law will be fined and sentenced to one year in prison,” announced the Premier. My heart drummed. “Did he just say what I think he just said?” I thought to myself. The situation had escalated.

How God Changed the Way I Speak About My Daughter

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“You’ve become a father.” I was going about my day when I seemed to hear a still, small voice say this to me. I wondered if it was God. This happened two months after my wife and I had gotten married. But since I wasn’t sure if that whisper was Him speaking to me, I pondered it in my heart.

How Psalm 121 Speaks to COVID-19

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As believers, we are called to walk in the shelter of the truth and not dance to the distressing rhythm of reality. As we all suffer to some degree or another, let’s remember the hope we have in our God, our Help, and look to Psalm 121, which calls us to behold Him for who He is.

Why I'm Thankful That My Facebook Account Was Hacked

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On New Year's night, I was browsing my Facebook page when I was suddenly prompted that my login session had expired and I was logged out. I tried logging in again, but my password no longer worked. When a colleague called about a strange request he received from me on Facebook Messenger, I knew immediately that my account had been hacked. My response was, “Who is the culprit!? I want him out of my account!”

3 Ways to Combat Cabin Fever

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I’m an introvert, but having to stay home and not meet up with my friends or extended family over the past week has been painful. And the thought of having to go through three more weeks of this arrangement is just dreadful . . . But before cabin fever hits us all too hard, here are three things that have helped keep me sane (and loving) during this period. Perhaps you might find them helpful too.

Teaching Autistic Kids: When God Did the Unthinkable

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It was Christmas, and we were performing a series of songs at the church café. When we finished, the crowd—an unusual mix of eager parents, curious pastors, and casual café-goers—erupted in applause. For the first time, we had successfully put up an item in a public space without any of our kids having a meltdown. But more than simply feeling relieved, I was also deeply moved because this was the first time our children publicly declared the hope of the gospel.

5 Sustainable Switches to Consider in 2020

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In the past year, I’ve come to a new resolution that has been shaping the end of my 2019 and that I hope will shape my 2020: I want to reduce the amount of waste I produce.

Surviving Sexual Assault: How I'm Learning to Forgive My Abuser

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The assaults left no physical scars. My rage and bitterness felt like the only tangible signs I had to demonstrate that something terrible had happened to me. If I just forgave her, was I telling everyone that the injustice didn’t matter?