It’s Only Just Beginning!

Hey everyone; it’s been super crazy around here with camp getting under full swing, which explains my lack of blogging for a while! So a quick update and then it’s off to bed! Camp is going GREAT so far! Everything’s running more or less smoothly, the weather is nice (although a little more humid than […]

“In quiet and in trust your strength lies” (Isaiah 30:15)

As I’ve spent the last couple days getting ready to fly out to Germany, it’s been difficult to suppress my very human reaction of fear. I found myself kneeling in Adoration a couple nights ago, thinking, “Oh, God, what am I getting myself into now?” I found myself questioning my trip, questioning the discernment that […]

“My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready…”

God has been moving in very powerful, very tangible ways the last couple of weeks. It’s almost unreal, actually; just when I start thinking that the Lord has stopped, He shows me that there is always more! Recently, I have been struggling with my identity; I realized I was buying into too many lies about […]

What have they got that I ain’t got?

“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; he is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; he is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is he who provides you with that thirst for fullness that will not let your settle for compromise; it is he […]

“Remain in my love”

The last couple weeks, I’ve been praying about my identity in Christ—and, wouldn’t you know it, we’ve actually been talking about it in formation a lot too. A couple days ago, we talked about the fact that when God revealed Himself to Moses (and later on, when Jesus makes the most definite statements about who […]

Putting down roots

This week was the youth minister’s retreat here at camp, and one of the first things we talked about in our small groups was the last time we truly felt joy in our lives. And wouldn’t you know it, I could honestly say that the last time I felt joy was yesterday. After the 8 […]

Seek and you will find

The other day, I was reflecting on the first words Jesus speaks in the gospel of John: “What are you looking for?” The beauty in that question is it’s an invitation; He says right after that, “Come and you will see.” John reveals something so comforting about Jesus in those first words, that my God […]

Why Missionaries Shouldn’t Wear Mascara

These last few days have been full of emotion for me; so much so that I feel a little drained, actually. Thankfully, the other missionaries have been very gracious and supportive during the multiple times I’ve cried over the course of this last week. I think they understand that part of me; that I just […]

The Word is Alive

Sometimes it’s the simplest things in life we forget about. But when God shows you that simple thing in a new light, it can make a huge difference in your walk to Him. God has really been re-revealing some things to me over the past couple days; things that are so essential to our faith, […]

All you need is love

So here’s what I’m discovering about missionary work: it involves doing a whole bunch of stuff that other people just don’t want to do, but is really necessary. If you’re ever wandering around Covecrest and you’re wondering who changes out the toilet paper, or who cleaned the sheets you’re sleeping on, or who washes the […]