I Can Be Your Mother

She said that God had brought us to her, that we were like her children, and that she could be like our Romanian mother.

Obi-Wan Reads Me Poetry

Guinness played Obi-Wan in the original Star Wars trilogy, and I stumbled giddily upon his recording of Eliot’s poems while studying them for a class at Calvin last year.

2018: We Made It

It gets late and pretty soon my brother is dancing on the kitchen stools to the songs he was making fun of earlier. We make mozzarella sticks and pigs in a blanket.

Settled Expectations

We ruined Settlers of Catan that night, which isn’t all that different from how I’ve ruined everything else these past few years.

Take-Out Evangelism

When a man approached me in the mall food court and sheepishly asked if I had a few minutes to talk about Jesus, I reflexively smiled and said, “Oh, I’m already a Christian!” before realizing I wasn’t completely lying this time.