Eating Out – Missionary Style

Over the years I’ve been on several mission trips. The standard on a mission trip in regards to food is that if someone you are staying with, or the group you are ministering to, serves it, you eat it. If it appears that it might make you puke, you politely say,...

Should I Hire an Armor Bearer?

This past week I’ve been reading in the book of 1 Samuel. Among other notable stories, this is where the account of David and Goliath is found. We’ll get back to them in a bit, but first let’s talk about Saul. Saul had been appointed king of Israel and was on his way...

Where’s the Waiter?

We stopped at a fast food spot for lunch the other day. Though normally I try to eat a little bit healthier than that, sometimes it’s just a necessary part of life when traveling from one spot to another. I mean, when you’re trying to get to your grandchildren,...

Jesus Was Not a Boy Scout

As a former Girl Scout I have diligently followed the motto “Be Prepared” my whole life. At least I’ve tried. In my car I keep umbrellas, towels, scissors, really anything one might possibly need while away from home. And sure, I don’t have jumper cables, but I do...

Party ’til the Police Come!

Picture it: Small Town, Minnesota, 1991. Twelve women were sitting around folding tables playing cards while their collective preschool children played upstairs. The children ran through every now and again to check in with their mom, or tattle on what Susie did to...

How Can I Possibly Qualify for This?

A little war took place in my mind a few weeks ago. My husband and I love to swim and found an awesome indoor pool that, for a small fee, we can use pretty much whenever we like. The pool water is a kept at a comfortable 87°, the pool deck is heated, the room is...