I’m not used to relying on other people. I’ve always felt like I needed to take care of my own wants or problems. It wasn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes I think it was healthy for me to take care of whatever mess I was win without dragging anyone else into it.
Of course there were downsides to that. There always are. I’ve struggled to make requests of other people, to force myself into a conversation and say “Hey here’s a need I could use some help with.”
I always felt like I was forcing myself on other people, like I’d be wasting their time with problems they likely did not care about. It...Read more
If you had told me a year ago that I would be going overseas to serve with missions in an international context, I probably would have shrugged off your comment as if it was only a hyperbolic compliment. My head was in the clouds. Well, I guess it still is, but things have changed. Slowly, bit-by-bit, God has worked on my heart and my ambitions
My mind’s always been in the past. Little pleased me more than to drone on-and-on about bygone days. I could tell you more about the feats of Alexander or the reforms of Akhenaten than I could whatever the kids are into these days. That’s still...Read more