Pressed but Not Crushed

In September 2016, I took a mission trip to the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana. As this was a trip with the Christian Veterinary Mission, it was centered on animals. One of the things I most remember was the use of the chute for large animal procedures—painful procedures. Ranch assistants would drive the animal into … Continue reading Pressed but Not Crushed

On Fear and Decisions and Living

“Fear works both ways, keeping you from doing things you might want to do and convincing you that you have to do things you don’t want to do.” Emily P. Freeman (The Next Right Thing) For some people, quarantine has brought up dozens of fears—and that surprises them. But for many more of us, I … Continue reading On Fear and Decisions and Living

Reflections on Leaving: Farewells, Dead Fathers, and Following Jesus

As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury … Continue reading Reflections on Leaving: Farewells, Dead Fathers, and Following Jesus