nearness

“How can a man remain what he was when he has gotten near God?” the nearness of God… “But as for me, the nearness of God is my good…” We’ve probably all heard the phrase, “Getting” or “becoming closer to God,” as if we bring ourselves near(er) to God through our own efforts, obedience, faith, … More nearness

Nepal

In Nepal, there was the expected and the unexpected. I got more than I bargained for. There were more beautiful places and friendly faces – this I mostly expected. But there was tragedy when the deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit on April 25, killing over 8,000 people and injuring thousands of others – this was most … More Nepal

Awareness

The best way for me to shed light on my current journey in this season is to allow it to be seen in fragments. Often, any clarity on my thoughts, struggles, growth, and weaknesses come to me in such a way – fragmented. I become aware of my heart in stages, and as pieces they … More Awareness

Commitment

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Thailand! This week has been a breath of fresh air, as there are midterm exams at school and there has been little to do, with early days all week. Many days as of late (before this week), I have found myself weary, tired and exhausted. Speaking over the noise with … More Commitment

Phayao

As we head north on a VIP bus, out of my window I can finally see the stars, perhaps for the first time since I’ve left home. Or it’s only now I’ve been still enough to notice them. I have a spark of excitement and anticipation. The quarter moon hangs low over the horizon, a … More Phayao