DEAR ANONYMOUS

First of all, thank you. Thank you for all the sacrifices, big or small, you made in order to support the mission of leading teens closer to Christ. I wish I could send you all the pictures and videos of our missionaries at work or the testimonies from young adults whose lives will never be the same because they serve with us, but I don’t even know who you are. Since I can’t send you something personally, I’ll post my thank you’s and stories and testimonies to the whole world wide web and pray that you will somehow come across them.

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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. […]