Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

My Red Face (2019-1-19)

I have two goals for today:  1. Wash my clothes in preparation for my return travel Monday; and 2. Keep my face out of the sun. I have a minor case of sunburn.  That’s rare for me.  So rare that it’s not something I think about when preparing for a trip.  I have one of […]

A Lesson on the Playground (2019-1-18)

I mentioned in my last post that I was Ecuador bound.  I am now in that sweet sanctuary, enjoying the beauty, the culture, and really everything about the experience.  I haven’t written about it before now, for a couple of reasons.  First, I have been intentionally, seriously resting.  I have felt since at least last […]

My Cup Runneth Over (2019-1-3)

Last month, Steve, a fellow pilgrim whom I consider a good friend though we’ve never met in person, dropped me a text: “Keith, I’ll be in Ecuador in January.  Spirit Air has ridiculously low tickets.  You’ve got a room if you want to join me.”  Want to join him?!?  I love Ecuador!  I definitely want […]

Sadness and Seething (2017-11-7)

I am deeply saddened by the Texas shooting.  I am also seething. The knee-jerk response of some is “stricter gun laws,” as if that would solve the issue entirely, or as if we had mysteriously repealed the Second Amendment. Others wave that Second Amendment as though it were absolute, or written in contemplation of AK-47s.  […]

Glorious Day with Sarah D’Attoma (2017-3-28)


God’s Peace to My New Sister (2017-3-2)

It has been an incredible 24 hours. It began last night at our group for young adults, FLIGHT 1939.  After enjoying some pizza, Kevin McCormick gave a powerful testimony.  He said he had been so busy working to build his farm that he never felt he could go on a mission trip.  Then recently when […]

Vivid, Sacred Dream (2016-6-23)

I mentioned in my previous post that I’ve been having “vivid dreams.” I write this post at 3 a.m. specifically to record one of them. In this dream, I was at a fast food restaurant, like a McDonald’s, which I apparently owned. I had the run of the place and was as comfortable as if […]

Deep Sadness. Deeper Pride. (2015-7-7)

“The Lord has given. And the Lord has taken. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” I knew when I heard Annie’s tearful hello that the news would be hard. She had just come from her appointment, where her doctor was unable to detect a heartbeat for the child she still carries. She had been […]

“What a Dream I Had” (2014-12-2)

I dream.  I dream a lot.  I don’t mean metaphorically, I mean I dream every night while I am asleep. And I remember my dreams. That may be because I accept as true the Scripture:  “For God does speak—now one way, now another—though man may not perceive it.  In a dream, in a vision of […]

Salinas to Guayaquil to Cuenca (2014-9-30)

Yesterday, I ate breakfast on the terrace at the hotel in Manta, where we were treated to the sight of a whale. I understand they migrate in July and August, but you can still catch the occasional drifter in September. I’m glad I did. Today we ate at the hotel in Salinas, then began the […]