Recovering Friendship

It was barely a day and I was already a mess. Olga left last week to head to Calvin College for the annual Calvin Worship Symposium. She was excited to go and we were both eager to see what she would learn at the conference. I figured I would be fine. There was food in…

Living as the Acacia

They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper. (Psalm 1:3) What do you picture when you hear this verse? Do you picture a lush tree beside a beautiful stream of water? A mighty oak…

First Glance: Jonah 3

And he cried out, “Forty days more and Nineveh will be overthrown.” And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth. (Jonah 3:4b-5) Jonah 3 is a reboot of the first chapter, but with one major variation: Jonah’s obedience. God told to Jonah to go…