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LOVE WITHOUT WORDS

Before going to Haiti, I was worried about the language and if I was going to be able to help and love as much as I wanted, but I saw the beautiful ways God was at work…

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DOLLA DOLLA BILLS

What affects me is action. In Haiti, I saw so many people who live in houses made out of whatever they found on the side of the road or whatever they were given, and they have fuller, “richer” lives than many of the people in my life in England or those I have seen in America. That’s what hits me…

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MY OWN WORST ENEMY

I haven’t been willing to die to myself: to let go of the things I’ve grown comfortable with. I don’t think I’m alone in this, however. Rather, I’m part of a much larger community of us struggling with the same issue. We’re all in when it comes to following Jesus, so we think, but the moment He asks us to leave some things behind, not just material things but other things as well, because they’re slowing us down, we back off a bit. We’re still following Him in all other aspects, but we’re not walking side by side with Him as He would like us to.

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NO GOD, KNOW DOUBT – KNOW GOD, NO DOUBT

We all know Jesus’ final commission to “Go make disciples…” (Matthew 28:18-20). Don’t get me wrong, this is super important and something I am literally living into these days as a missionary, but the part that sticks out to me is what happens right before those words are spoken…

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PUT ME IN, COACH – PART 5: CALLING THE FIRST FOUL

When I was 12, I started the greatest job in the history of jobs. I say this looking back, and my dad is going to kill me when I say this, “I should have never quit when I was a senior in high school.” The job you ask? I was a soccer referee at the local soccer club, and it was awesome. I would referee about 3 games in the morning and play my game, then referee about 2 games in the afternoon. I would spend my whole day at the soccer fields and loved it. The fresh cut grass and newly painted lines, everything about Saturday soccer brought me joy…

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GRATITUDE {LATELY}

What have you been grateful for lately?

Praying that you see the blessings in your life and that you may know how gratitude turns everything into enough…

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GET COMFORTABLE WITH BEING UNCOMFORTABLE

It seems silly, but my problem is that I’m comfortable. Now, I’m not talking about the sweatpants and comfy cardigan that I’m wearing right now. I’m talking about the areas in my life that I’m slowly becoming complacent in because of my sense of comfort. Mostly, I’m talking about how I’m too comfortable in where I live, the people I live with, the relationships that I form or don’t form, and the habits that have started to creep slowly back into my life…

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THE HIKE

Then it happened.

The trail appeared to end.

“This isn’t where I am supposed to be. The trail is supposed to end at the waterfall on camp property… I’M LOST! Legit lost.”

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THE POOR MAN’S DREAM

Leaving home, school, work, and friends has totally gone against all that. I will never reach the American dream as a full-time missionary. I’m the crazy guy who left school, work, family, and friends to do the complete opposite of the American dream and became poor.

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CAN SOMEBODY GIVE ME A HAND?

I know the goal, I know the end, and I have the desire to get there, but finding the road and staying on it is a daily struggle. Jesus tells us to pick up our cross daily and follow Him. Ok, I hear you, Jesus, but sometimes I don’t know what my cross is, or where to walk…

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