What is Your Sword?

Ever since I was young, I have always liked the idea of being a warrior fighting in a war with swords, shields, and the like. I have wanted to be a knight and storm the castle and fight against evil. There is one thing that I’ve learned on my journey with the Lord, and that […]

Do You Love Me?

As I was in the process of discerning whether the Lord was calling me back to school to pursue a Master’s Degree or to become a full-time missionary with Life Teen, I traveled to West Palm Beach, Florida to visit my sister, my brother-in-law, and my precious niece and nephew. I’ve always enjoyed visiting there. […]

Put Me In Coach

As a high school student, I played a lot, and I mean a lot, of soccer. Year-long seasons and tournaments, endless practices and sprints, countless thoughts about where to pass the ball next and how I could better serve the team. To say it was a big part of my life is an understatement. As […]

What To Expect When You’re Expecting

God’s will can be hard. It’s hard to give up everything I think I want and accept that God’s will is bigger and better. It’s hard to tell my family that I won’t be living around the corner because God wants me on mission in Georgia. It’s hard to talk to old friends and realize […]

“Model” Behavior

I love being a woman. (Sorry guys, this one’s more for the girls.) I love getting to paint my nails pink and to curl my hair and to put on a pretty dress and walk around like I’m a model. – I’m not ashamed. I’ve noticed a lot of TV shows and movies coming out […]

Goodbye Know-It-All

Throughout my whole life, I can regrettably say that I have been that judgmental and know-it-all person, almost always seeing myself in the right, and ready to give my opinion and tell others when I’m right and they’re wrong. There was this intense desire for me to be right, because in my mind, being right […]

Will Work For Free

The first real, check-paying job I had as a teen was babysitting in the childcare area of a Jazzercise center. I watched Finding Nemo on repeat while moms (and the occasional dad) sweat it out next door to pop music. The work wasn’t especially difficult and the money was good. Really good. I loved that job, […]

Prayer Works.

For the past three months, I lived at a Life Teen camp in Arizona called Camp Tepeyac. I was the prayer coordinator. That meant that for six weeks my role was to simply pray, pray for camp. When the power went out, my role was to pray. To pray that even if all the generators […]

Fleeing from Fear

I’m afraid of walking past where the bear lives at summer camp. I’m afraid of walking anywhere in the dark. I’m afraid of never finding my vocation. I’m afraid of white water rafting. I’m afraid of large quantities of mayonnaise and sliced yellow cheese. So what do I do to conquer those fears? Usually nothing. […]

Summer Cleaning

Summer’s here! You know what that means? Ice cream, baseball games, trips to the beach and…cleaning. Okay, maybe that last one’s not on your summer list, but as a missionary, it’s definitely been on mine. I am serving at a Life Teen Camp in Arizona, Camp Tepeyac. Campers don’t actually come until July, so the […]