Monthly Archives: March 2015

Pain is a Gift

My four-year-old daughter tugs on my shirt as I stand at the sink washing dishes and says, “Mommy, I have a gift for you.” I turn to see her green eyes wide with delight, and in her chubby hand, rests a softball-sized item … Continue reading

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Stories Reach

Mahek and I sit on the stone steps of a quiet retreat center on the outskirts of noisy, bustling Kolkata. She explains her background to me–Muslim, not Hindu–and how it affects her decision to follow Jesus. Her co-workers had engaged her … Continue reading

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Stories Teach

I’m a story snob. I love a well-crafted story. My family knows that I love to watch movies and critique their plots and character development. I’m asking, “Did the character change?” or “Was the plot predictable?”My students know that I love … Continue reading

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