The Power of an Invitation

“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. – Matthew 4:19-20 One of the great things about living at Covecrest is that each week you have an opportunity to meet some amazing people and hear some powerful stories. Recently I met an amazing […]

Are Missions Worth the Risk?

So in light of our annual Life Teen Summer Staff and Friends mission trip to Mexico which is coming up January 3rd through the 11th, the question, “Are mission trips worth the risk?” has been coming up frequently. I have been praying about this question a lot lately and trying to determine what is the […]

Rebellious Against Love

So recently I tore my achilles.  No, it wasn’t leaping from tall buildings or skydiving or bull riding, God is so much more creative.  I tore it playing kickball.  Yes, kickball.  One may ask the question, ‘How does a person tear their achilles playing kickball?’. Well, I must say in self-defense, this wasn’t any ordinary […]

THIRST FOR CHANGE

As the Global Life Night, THIRST FOR CHANGE, is on-going it got me thinking about how amazing it is that just about everywhere we go in America, in every public place, we have FREE drinkable water available to us. Whether it is out of a faucet or a drinking fountain, the fact of the matter […]

Life Teen Ghana Mission 2010

Our Life Teen Mission trip back to Ghana this year was incredibly blessed. We took 12 missionaries, 3 of which were with Family Missions Company. The greatest blessing this year for me was seeing all the people we built relationships with last year, and having the opportunity to go deeper with them, from all the young adults we worked with, to the people and the children in the village, to Rose Mary and all the children that lived around the house where we stayed.

What Do We Really Need?

This morning during morning prayer we were praying the intercessions, one of the intercessions really summed up what God put on my heart while in Haiti.  The prayer as we begin Lent on this ash Wednesday was “may we abstain from what we do not really need, and help our brothers and sisters in distress”.  […]

Setting the Captives Free

We were meeting in the Houston Airport and gathering for the Life Teen Summer Staff and Friends mission trip to General Cepeda, Mexico with Family Missions Company.  It was great to look around the airport and see the missionaries already reaching out.  One of the missionaries was speaking to a man in a wheelchair, I […]

Lever and a Fulcrum

Lately I have been re-reading the Story of a Soul, by St Therese.  I’m reminded of how this woman understood the power of love.  She quotes a famous scholar with once saying, “Give me a lever and a fulcrum and I will lift the world.”  But Archimedes didn’t fully understand the power of this statement, […]

Ups and Downs

I have come to learn that in the spiritual life there are plenty of ups and downs, highs and lows, peaks and valleys, crosses and resurrections call them what you want, but what I struggle with is why?  Why can’t there just be peaks, why does there have to be valleys? This week has been […]

Do You Want to go to Heaven?

So I heard a homily this weekend from this awesome Deacon that comes up to camp frequently and in his homily he told this story.  A priest was talking to a group of kids at  his Catholic school and he posed the question to them, “Do you want to go to Heaven? Who in this […]