Unfinished Tasks

I like to cross things off my to-do list. I use tear-off notepads and make lists and lists of what needs to get done today and in the coming days. My lists include unwanted tasks as well as life-giving ones. Then I set to work to accomplish them and cross them off. Done. Finished. Wrapped … Continue reading Unfinished Tasks

In The Boat

 Lake Brienz, Switzerland. Photo: Mark Burkholder      (Mark 6:31-34) Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” So they went away by themselves in a boat … Continue reading In The Boat

Surrender what You Claim

In this 5th line of our prayer, we are asked to be willing to surrender what God claims, to surrender what we already have or whatever God asks of us, withholding nothing. I already talked about what it took to surrender my home in Pennsylvania to move to Texas. Over the years, other gigantic surrenders … Continue reading Surrender what You Claim

God is My Home

That's me in the center with my mom, dad and younger sister in our "Robinson Crusoe" home in Kaisenik, PNG. Over the course of my 51 years, I have lived in many different homes and slept on countless guest beds and couches. In Papua New Guinea, we had a village home, and our mission base … Continue reading God is My Home