Transcending the Troubles

Does it sometimes feel as though, in your Christian journey, you take a few steps forward only to get buffeted by some trial or tribulation which seems to set you back? Do you ever struggle, thinking that maybe you’re not doing this right, that you shouldn’t have so many troubles now that you’re a Christian?Continue reading “Transcending the Troubles”

Unsure in the In-Between

Have you ever gotten a new piece of technology and felt frustrated or overwhelmed because you now had to take up the arduous task of learning how this thing operates? When I got my computer a few years back Windows 8 had just been released, and I remember sitting in front of my monitor inContinue reading “Unsure in the In-Between”

More Than a Friend

It’s hard to believe I’ve been back in the States for almost two weeks.  I feel as though its only been a few days and I’m still trying to reorient myself…but I also hit the ground running when I came home, so that may be part of it.  I’m still struggling to get my bearingsContinue reading “More Than a Friend”

Recovering the Native Tongue (thoughts on prayer)

Hey everyone – it’s great to be home again.  As you think about it, please keep Tom Randles in your prayers, and if you’d like, send him an encouraging email at – just to let him know that others are thinking of him and appreciate what he’s doing now. Now that we’re back, itsContinue reading “Recovering the Native Tongue (thoughts on prayer)”