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7 Days till Launch & I DONT KNOW

7 days. 7 days till I depart from this reality and move on to the next. My whole world will be gone and I will have moved into another plane of existence. The overseas chapter of my adventure with the WorldRace will start. (And I say overseas chapter because my adventure with the WorldRace and Adventures in Missions started a long time ago. This all started with a whisper of a dream of doing this crazy thing. Through it all God has already been molding and shaping me, and He will continue to do

The Cost of Missions

When I first started to think about going on this journey the only cost in my mind was $17,561. That's a huge number. It was a blinding amount of money for me. So it wasn't until others started pointing things out that I started to fully grasp the cost of being "gone" for a year. I was going to miss a year of life with my family and friends. I was going to miss 52 Sunday lunches. I was going to miss all the football and baseball games. I was going to miss all the swim meets. I was going to

Meet My People

Well friends, this year-long journey of following Jesus into the nations and reminding the world of His great, constant, unending love for us begins in just six days! SIX DAYS! I am excited, nervous, and grieving what I’m about to leave behind while rejoicing with thoughts of what’s to come. I wanted to take some time to introduce you to the people I will be serving alongside and living life with during this next year. Spoiler alert: THEY’RE FABULOUS. O Squad Wolfpack Meet O

Discover and Call: The Tale of Two Promises

Back in June, 2015, when God called me to the World Race, He gave me two promises. The first was helping me discover my gifts. The second was giving me direction for His calling on my life.Before applying to the World Race, my life lacked meaning. I had a good life, family, and job…but it was lacking Kingdom importance. I was only existing, and not living as God intended. Through the first six months of the Race, enduring many tough lessons, God fulfilled His first promise. I stepped int

Is The Honeymoon Stage Over?

This past week has been really hard. I was sick last Saturday and Sunday and when I’m sick, I just want my own bed and my own bathroom so that I can sleep on my own floor so that I don’t have to worry if there is a ten inch centipede crawling on me (That didn’t happen, but it could’ve). I just wanted my mom to come and rub my back while I slept in my own bed.   Instead I have wonderful teammates that took such good care of me. I had gotten up at about 2:30am and wa

My heart might stay in GHANA

It isn’t easy leaving the comforts of your home to live in a foreign country. There are no Chipotles, Targets, or cheese dip in Africa. You can’t hop in your car, turn on your music and drive to your friend’s house. Instead you squeeze into a taxi, listen to foreign music, and go to random places in cities you have never heard of. You wake up in the mornings to new sounds and new friends. You work with different people each month and each country you learn new things. It can be

His Ways are Not Our Ways: 5 Reasons Why We Don't Need to Fear for the Future of our Country

I’m not particularly politically minded. I do believe that as Americans we should all care about and contribute to our blessed country, but I usually like to sit out on political conversations and debates. They’re intimidating, and I like being liked. That being said, I’m also troubled by the mindsets of many of my fellow Christians. I am troubled, particularly, by the question I am asked quite frequently now that I’m leaving the country around the time a new presidential

Are you going to show up?

The next few weeks my team and I will be exploring the streets of Georgetown     Guyana. God has placed us here to do His will and to shine His light in dark places, to make a lasting difference. The other night the whole squad was sitting together sharing about the God stories they have encountered in the few days of us being here in Guyana waiting on our Brazilian Visas. Then our squad leaders shared something which didn't click until yesterday. They said, "God is always here

It's The Final Countdown

I have officially started 3 blogs that ended unsuccessfully... well... unfinished. They each have very few words, starting an idea but never finishing it. I have been telling myself I need to write a blog ever since I posted my training camp blogs. I have been trying, really, I have. But I just cant seem to do it and produce something worth sharing with you all.   These are the 3 "blogs" I have started... (but I am hesitant to even call them blogs" 1. It is currently 12:54 pm and the

I Crave Death

   Try and look back to a time where you were truly, completely innocent; not a worry in the world. When I picture it, I see a time back when I was 4 or 5 and my big sister lined a little red wagon with a hand-knitted blanket, laid me down on it and pulled me around our front yard. I was so happy, so innocently childlike and so full of God-given life.    Satan is sly and works in ways that even the best seeing eye could find hard to track. Using your friends, your famil
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