“The Riot” Through a Child’s Eyes

In the year 2000 in Indonesia I was having fun with my brother (surprisingly) when we somehow heard the news. I was eight years old when this happened. The Muslims were burning down Christian's houses because they wanted to revolt. My Mom said we had to go to Holiday inn. At first I wasn't afraid. I thought the riot would stop and everything would be okay. I was wrong.

Do Not Be Anxious

With Mark in Dresden, Germany Last month, I accepted the realization that I am an anxious traveler. While I have had the privilege of traversing much of the globe as a child of missionaries and then later as one myself, I was usually accompanied by someone. Only four times in my life have I made … Continue reading Do Not Be Anxious

Command and Promise

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary. Luke 1:30 The angel's preface to his commissioning, "Do not be afraid," is the most commonly repeated command in the Bible. There is good reason for this for we are people of fear. Mary was afraid of what the angel was going to ask her to … Continue reading Command and Promise