Obsessed With An Illusion

I’ve been thinking a lot about safety in the wake of the crisis in Japan. Peter and I had several people come up to us just after the earthquake and tsunami, exclaiming, “Thank goodness you’re still in Canada. Thank goodness you’re SAFE!” To be honest, Peter and I had been feeling the exact opposite. We’d been feeling the urgency of getting to Japan, and frustrated that we weren’t there to help in the immediate aftermath.

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Holding Sand

Last night, in the middle of the night, I was thinking about dreams. Not the kind you have when you’re asleep, but the kind that drive your life. Ambitions. Passions.

I was thinking about how, just like possessions, we need to hold our dreams loosely – even the ones we have of serving God. As with anything, even serving God can become an idol. We can devote all of our time to serving and forget about the relationship.

Peter and I desperately want to go and serve God in Japan. It’s...

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