Devotional – When Jesus Passes Your Way

Have you ever felt this kind of moment in time: an opportunity arises when you feel the Holy Spirit tugging at your heart, you hesitate, and someone else says, “I will!” And you walk away wondering “What if…” Today I want to share the story found in Mark chapter 10 of Blind Bartimaeus–a man who…

Devotional – Crossing the Street

It was the first morning of my 10-day vacation in Cambodia. It was hot, and I was jet-lagged. Phnom Penh swirled around me as my friend pointed, shared, and advised our way to the café for breakfast. I felt like my brain was a half-mile behind my body, so I developed a survival skill that…

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…

Daniel Duffis Jr. – Brazil: “I Ate Like A God in Brazil: The Importance of Contextualization and Empathy”

Cachoeira is a small, historical, inland city in the state of Bahia, Brazil, located about a ten-minute drive from the Adventist College where I spent the last six months serving as a volunteer teacher and missionary. Working with a full schedule throughout the week, I enjoyed escaping to this little town on various Saturday evenings to…

Devotional: “You’re So Big!”

After the last bite of my sandwich, the last picture taken, text sent, Instagram photo posted, journal-entry written and read…I finally…sit…still. I look.   I listen.   And I am overwhelmed.   The expanse of the slate-colored bay meeting the distant line of trees and textured sky surround me. I feel the mystery of the…