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'Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.'

I don’t share intimate details of my life because I don’t need to. I have never been a verbal processor and telling people past life events have never really been my forte. However I do not have an issue with being 100% honest and completely truthful. Someone recently told me that we share not just for ourselves but for others. Something I vaguely remember being taught in preschool, but something I never knew I didn’t truly didn’t know until now. God since then showed me

I'm No Longer Calling Myself a Christian

A couple months back, a read “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan. I didn’t even make it through the foreword before I was hit with something incredibly profound. The book was quoting a Bible verse from Acts, one that I had read on several occasions before: “The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.” Acts 11:26 I realized at that point I had been reading it wrong my whole life. What I had been gleaning from it all along was something more like this: “Th

Cambodia, Crocodiles, and Children.

Just out of the airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Writing taken from my journal September 16th, on top of a roof somewhere in Siem Reap, Cambodia: I hear chanting from the nearby temple, children's voices, xylophones, and light drumming that seems to be a never-ending movie soundtrack to life here in Cambodia. There are birds chirping and motor sounds from tuk-tuks (a carriage pulled by a motorbike) motorbikes, and small cars.  

I see blue sky above me, green hills in the distance,

I Don't Have Time for This

It's late. I've been lying in ben trying to sleep the past 2 hours, but I can't. My mind is restless. "You're going WHERE in Thailand?!" "I hope you're not going to any of those countries in Africa that have Ebola." "Shouldn't you do a shorter one to get acclimated?" Pause a second. These are just a few comments I've gotten from individuals when I tell them about the race. All very valid concerns, however I would sometimes leave the conversation feeling frustrated. I want to just blurt out "

Spiritual Direction – A Resource Guide

Today’s post is part of the series: Seeking Help Through the Faith Shifting Process. This resource list was compiled from suggestions given to me by my blog and Facebook followers. A special thank you to Terry Clees who provided me with the bibliography for her dissertation and to so many others who contributed. I asked(...)

redeeming darkness | seven updates from ministry in guatemala.

It blows my mind that I have only been on the World Race for seven days. We are slowly, but surely getting adjusted to life in Guatemala. We know our way our way around town, how to flag down a tuc-tuc car, and convert USD to Quetzales pretty darn quick. I’m taking every chance I get to practice my Spanish and our team and Squad have had some wonderful bonding time as we live all together here in Quiche. So, seven days into the Race, here are seven updates: 1. For anyone who doesn’

It's pronounced "key-chay"

A week ago today, k squad arrived in Quiche, Guatemala. We are together as a squad, sleeping in tents, eating dinner together, and enjoying our first month of the race. My team as well as team surrendered are working in a daycare. When we got our assignment for the month, I was so excited. I have tons of experience with kids and in daycares so I knew this would be perfect for me. As we arrived on the first day, we picked which class we wanted to work with and off we went. I went to the baby room

I am not a Missionary...Going with the Flow

The World Race has began!!!! I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone that has provided me so much support so far. It was with you help that I am able to be on this journey. I wanted to provide you all a glimpse into my week so far on the race. It is quickly becoming obvious that going with the flow is a major thing for me. I have always been a person of schedule, but God keeps providing me moments showing me that I can't keep rushing through. Sometimes we have to wait for our true callin

The Day I Fell In Love

This was written on Monday, September 15, 2014. Before I start, I want to clarify that this was not written to exalt me in any way, but to share how God is working in my life and the lives of others. All glory to Him who is good and faithful :) ________________________________________________________________ Today, I fell in love. No joke. With a five year old deaf boy named Moses. I saw him, and I knew we were going to have a connection. We were there to build a trench around his house so it

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