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God Often Does His Best Work in the Dark

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It feels safe to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for most. For me, it is a year where nothing seems to have happened and where everything has happened.

Please Hurry Up and Interrupt Me

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My speed unintentionally suggests to those around me, “Let’s get this over with because I have things to do.” And I wish I could say that walking fast is the only way I’ve communicated to others that they are not as important as my schedule...

Losing Patience with COVID-19? Two Tips to Keep Yourself Mentally Sane

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Like me, you probably thought that this outbreak would not last for long. But looking at the current situation, the pandemic is unlikely to end soon. We have to learn to co-exist with it for a long time. Does this make you feel anxious or uncertain, wondering when Covid-19 will ever end or how it might continue to impact our lives as we’ve known it? If so, here are a few suggestions to help us remain mentally healthy as we wait for the traces of Covid-19 to completely disappear.

When Your Love Languages Don't Match

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What was wrong with me? Am I that selfish? Am I that unappreciative? How could I know that my husband works so hard to selflessly serve me, but then ask him to love me in a different way? Am I not satisfied with all of his efforts?

Why Won't God Give Me What I Want?

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I want that marriage. I want that vacation. I want that . . . Fill in your want. I wanted the full-time job. But the more I prayed about it, the more I knew that it wasn’t going to happen just quite yet.

ODJ: The Lost Virtue

There’s a big, green button at the paint counter of my local hardware shop. When you press it, an assistant is supposed to serve you within 60 seconds. If they’re late, you get a discount on your paint. “Thou shall not wait” seems to be the modern world’s new commandment. And so we have fast food, speed dating, rapid weight loss, next-day delivery and 60 second servic

ODJ: Powerful Patience

A few years ago I went to the Grand Canyon in America. As we marvelled at the natural beauty before us, we had to strain our eyes to see the little ribbon of water winding its way through the bottom of the massive canyon, one of the tributaries of the Colorado River. It was that tributary, some believe, that helped to patiently carve and make manifest the immense and majestic marvel we now viewed&

ODB: Can’t Take It Back

I couldn’t take my actions back. A woman had parked her car and blocked my way of getting to the gas pump. She hopped out to drop off some recycling items, and I didn’t feel like waiting, so I honked my horn at her. Irritated, I put my car in reverse and drove around another way. I immediately felt bad about being impatient and unwilling to wait 30 seconds (at the most) for her to move

ODJ: Lottie’s legacy

The legacy of Lottie Moon lives on more than a hundred years after her death. Originally from the US, she traveled to China as a missionary and later established the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, which has raised more than $1.5 billion (US) for missions since 1888. Many received salvation in Jesus during her years of ministry, but she endured difficult circumstances in the process. She suffered