Please doodle in church

Without the supernatural intervention of God, your pastor absolutely cannot compete with the power of Facebook and Instagram during service. Social media companies invest hundreds of millions of dollars into making their content addictive. Google makes its billions off of your attention. I don't write this post to knock on social media or Google. You... Continue Reading →

Vitreoretinal Surgery Update

I still surprise myself when I remember how I almost lost my vision twice last year. Then I feel the contact lens in my left eye and remember everything. A story of two surgeries To recap, coming home from vacation in March last year, the vision in my left eye looked like dizziness that you... Continue Reading →

My Ironic Hope for CBC

Low numbers Last Saturday, 25 people attended our Overcomer movie night outreach. Sunday morning, about the same number of people or less showed up for church. Throughout the fall, we averaged in the 40s and high 30s. In January, we've lived in the mid to upper 20s. When you consider the people who call CBC... Continue Reading →

A few thoughts on Apple Christmas 2019

Blissfully cornered in a local Starbucks with a supply of dark roast with peppermint syrup I settled in for Apple Christmas. This year I joined a fellow enthusiast as we reviewed the launch live as it unveiled. The following stands out to me as essential highlights from Today's Apple event. I will skip mentioning the... Continue Reading →

Leukemia, Social Media, and Escapism

Sprawled on the floor of the hospital, I surprised myself with disappointment. Dr. Pradha had just detailed how Isabelle didn't have Leukemia! A whirlwind of thousands of prayers over five days  had resulted in victory! Lurking in the celebration lay the faintest hint of something that didn't sense. March 10, 2017 Six days before... Continue Reading →

Drugs and Exhaustion

As I looked up from my laptop, the room swam before my eyes. I felt like my head, and the pain inside had somehow distanced itself from the rest of my body. Then I panicked, I had a funeral to lead in a few hours! This space cadet moment resulted from me trying to deal... Continue Reading →

Faith in a health storm

A storm collided with our lives three years ago, and it hasn't stopped since. March 11, 2017, a pediatrician visit snowballed into an ambulance ride to Indianapolis. April 18, 2017, I nearly swerved off the road with the words "Isabelle has Leukemia." January 26, 2018, Ashley takes two steps back in a game of pickleball... Continue Reading →

Scleral buckle surgery and how I got there.

Imagine getting a piece of plastic wrapped around and sewn to your eyeball. Then, your eyes gets frozen in several spots and filled all the way up with a gas bubble. This summarizes the crazy surgery that saved my eyesight Thursday. If you haven't followed my story let me explain: Everything started with a bit... Continue Reading →

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