Beaming with Brightness

“So when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.” Exodus 34:30 Glowing. When Moses, the Israelites’ leader, talked with God, his face would begin to glow. Or, as the Bible says, shine. Moses had a special relationship with…

Are You A Way-Gu-Ken?

  When I was four years old I told my mom that I wanted to dye my hair black. It seemed to me like a good way to save a whole lot of bother. You see, at the time, we were living in South Korea, and I had blonde hair. White blonde hair. In Korea,…

3 Reasons We Can Be Joyful In Trials

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials.” -James 1:2 The weeks dragged into months. Those months dragged into over a year. One of my friends, a captain on our soccer team, had been sidelined for what seemed to be forever with an injury. Bouncing from doctor to doctor, he kept getting…

Lord, Teach Me Compassion

“Lord, teach me compassion,” I prayed, “Show me how to love these people around me. Help me to understand their pain. Break my heart for what breaks Yours.” A few months later, as I was praying and looking back at my journal entries from around that time, I realized that God had given me what…