Devotional – A Cup in the Ocean

There are some days it just feels like you just can’t catch up with life. You’re working hard, but the to-do list only grows longer. Or you get through the list because you skipped exercising, eating well, sleeping, devotional time, or investing in relationships. Or maybe you really blew it and feel the full weight…

Devotional: “The Joy of Getting”

Does anyone else feel it? It’s not the magic of Christmas, it’s the pressure. And for some reason it’s so bad this year that even writing this devotional is a challenge. I’m racking my brain (and maybe even the internet) for a warm Christmas story, or a new angle on the original Christmas story, or…something.…

Devotional – Grandpa’s Letter

To save money while in grad school, my grandparents graciously allowed me to move in with them, rent-free. It was a little humbling after living “on my own” for a year after college, but looking back, I wouldn’t trade that season of life for anything. I had the privilege relating to my grandparents as an…

Devotional – The Leper

In case anyone is wondering, the General Conference building (where we are located as part of the North American Division office), is mostly not very exciting. There are lots of cubicles and copy machines and computer screens. Once the excitement wears off with the “famous Adventist sightings,” it pretty much looks like most office buildings.…

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…