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

(3) Command & Promise

But the angel said to her,  “Do not be afraid, Mary.  Luke 1:30 (Please read devotionals 1 and 2 first.) 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 … Continue reading (3) Command & Promise

Relieving my Fears

My devotional asks me, "What can I do to relieve the fears of others?" I am stopped short. I have been exacerbating fears, not relieving them. In Luke 23:28-31, Jesus says these words as he stumbles down the Via Delarosa: Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your … Continue reading Relieving my Fears

New Directions

What would I do if I wasn't afraid? I read this question and began to ponder. My heart was restless, my task too small, my soul longing for more. The TCK (third-culture-kid) part of me was itching for a new challenge, a change and yet the US part of me was liking the comfortable life … Continue reading New Directions

Bollards

A bollard is a short vertical post. Originally it meant a post used on a ship or a quay, principally for mooring. The word now also describes a variety of structures to control or direct road traffic, such as posts arranged in a line to obstruct the passage of motor vehicles. In addition, bollards are used … Continue reading Bollards