French translation of “Outside Your Comfort Zone?” Original English article posted June 14, 2021.
Etre dans sa zone de confort, comme je l’ai découvert, ne signifie pas forcément se trouver dans un endroit qui nous est familier, où tout le monde a la même apparence et le même comportement. Il y a quelques années, j’ai vécu une expérience qui m’a fait comprendre que reconnaitre que Dieu maintient toute Sa famille en sécurité et en paix est la meilleure zone de confort qui soit, et celle où je veux demeurer ! … read more (Le Héraut de la Science Chrétienne)
Comfort zones, I have learned, don’t have to mean being in a familiar place where everyone looks and acts the same. An experience a few years ago illustrated to me how recognizing that God holds His entire family in safety and peace is the best comfort zone there is – and where I want to be! … read more (Monitor, audio available)
French translation posted September 13, 2021.
“Be yourself,” my mom would say to me when I was growing up. But I wondered, What did it mean to “be yourself”? I wasn’t sure who “myself” really was! … read more (Sentinel, audio available) or here (Monitor)
It’s dark when I arrive at the pension where I’ll stay while I find a place to live. I speak in halting German to the woman behind the desk. She gives me my room key, and I lug my two overstuffed suitcases up three flights of narrow dimly lit stairs. I call my mom. We connect over 6,000 miles of crackling wire. “Everything is fine,” I say. Then I crawl into bed and erupt into sobs. … read more (Journal)
Mention the Department of Motor Vehicles in my home state, and most people groan. Renewing your driver’s license or registering your car can take hours of waiting in lines. While my recent trip to the DMV was no exception, I discovered something even more satisfying than getting through the line. … read more (Monitor)