Author Archives: Chrystal

Choosing to Rejoice

Backstory to the photo above—Paul and Barnabas have just informed the Jews (who were jealous of the large crowds coming to hear teaching about Jesus) of their decision to begin sharing the Way with the Gentiles. Paul references the decision … Continue reading

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“I’ve Never Been Unfaithful”

I came home last night to clean floors. Early in our marriage, when faced with the reality that Jim and I have different standards of neatness, I found myself using how tidy he kept his things as a measure for … Continue reading

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Ears in the Dark

Most of my grade school years took place on a tiny island off of the Malaysian peninsula. My missionary parents were unable to secure permanent visas into India, the land to which God called them, but were able to acquire … Continue reading

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A Teaching in the Teacup

This one’s for all my fellow introverts/ambiverts. I would tell you to wave at me, but—let’s face it—drawing that much attention to yourself is embarrassing; so feel free just to break eye contact and give a quiet nod to yourself. … Continue reading

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So Now What?

It’s been a month since I received the news of my book’s publication, and about two weeks since my first shipment arrived.  The last few weeks have been a mix of a steady stream of decisions (“Should I offer a … Continue reading

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