Devotional – Dear Future-Self

  Right before Jesus left earth, He told His followers to go to Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit. They waited for 10 days. I wonder what was going through their hearts and minds as they prayed and waited?  Here’s a creative guess, from a page in Peter’s journal. (Probably the only entry, since…

Devotional – Those We Take With Us

Recently on Facebook I saw a photo posted from one of our volunteers, Michellana, who has been teaching on the island of Chuuk this year. The photo shows a suitcase filled with clothes and just enough space for a little boy with “Chuuk” printed on his shorts to lay down inside. It’s super cute, but…

Devotional: Forgiveness

A few years ago, I got to teach 2nd grade in one of the Micronesian islands.  Those of you who teach elementary grades, wherever you are—you have my respect.  It takes a lot of energy and patience…and Jesus.  Here’s a little story from those days: Two dark-haired little boys glare at each other with clenched…