Did Jesus really have to die?
An innocent man was placed on trial today, an unfair trial. He didn’t commit any crimes. And yet, before authorities, he remained silent. If you’re anything like me, we’re nothing like this man. We would stand up to defend our cause. We want to prove our innocence. But he faced death on a cross. They…
My Best Friend’s Wedding
This past weekend was full. Full of partying and after parties. Full of eating Pakistani and Egyptian food. Filled with dancing and laughing. I was surrounded with new faces, people from across the United States and throughout the world. It was my best friend’s wedding. We talked about this day since we were 15, and…
She Turns 31
Today I turn 31, which basically means I’m headed downhill. When I was 12, my cousins and I would play MASH. At 12 I thought by 30 I’d have my life together and all figured out. I thought by 30 I would be married, I’d have that masters degree, I’d own my dream house, have…
Where’s that Promise Land?
We are always waiting. Waiting for the next chapter in our lives. The perfect job, marriage, kids, a day off work, vacation, and that list can go on. The season of waiting reminds me of the Israelites wandering through the wilderness. The wilderness for them lasted much longer than I have the ability to wait.…
After Every Storm, a Rainbow Follows
No where in the Bible does it state that God only gives us what we can handle. As a pediatric intensive care nurse I’ve seen a lot of horrible things I wish my eyes I never seen or my heart never felt. I’ve seen people at their best and their worst. But no one asked…
The Stone Walls
We build walls. They are all around us. We have walls to separate rooms in our homes. We also have fences. Every where I look, I see walls. Some are tall and yet there are some that are short. Some that are plain and others vibrant in color. What do walls do? They separate, they…
This past Wednesday I met with the worship leader of Trivillage Church to audition to be a vocalist. This opportunity came as a bit of surprise, so much so, I actually thought it was a prank. But believe it or not, it was an experience that lead me backstage at Wheaton Bible Church. There were…
As 2017 has just started and here I am already looking at what this year may look like, unexpected dreams come to mind. Tucked away somewhere in my heart are little desires that I longed would be a part of who I was, but never attempted to be. How quickly I bite my tongue. It…
The dad and his baby
There is a story about a dad and his baby.