Oceans

All summer, my prayer was wrapped around the song “Oceans” by Hillsong United. The beautifully simple lyrics entranced me. I wanted to have the faith to keep my eyes above the waves wherever God would call me, to keep my eyes above the waves of life, to stand firm in oceans deep. It all sounded […]

More to Life than Friday Night Lights

There were five of us. Emily was home recovering from sickness. We cranked up the music and cruised down the highway to our first Friday night lights experience in The Woodlands, Texas (North Houston). Drunk on the Holy Spirit If anyone was walking by as we got out of the 15 passenger van, it’s likely […]

Fearless Victory

Victory: A superior position achieved against any opponent, opposition, or difficulty. A triumph; the ultimate decisive superiority in any battle or contest. That is the definition of victory, and I’ll tell ya: I get so pumped up just reading that little blurb. Why? Because we’re all a part of the most important victory of all […]

I Am Free!

Every day I face a choice: to pick up my cross and follow Jesus or to not pick up my cross and to not follow Jesus… Wait… I am already baptized, I have consumed Jesus Christ, I have confirmed my faith and accepted Jesus as my savior. So why do I face this choice? I […]

Responding to God During a time of Lament

“All her people groan, searching for bread, They give their precious things for food, to retain the breath of life. ‘Look, O Lord, and pay attention to how I have been demeaned! Come, all who pass by the way, pay attention and see: Is there any pain like my pain, which has been ruthlessly inflicted […]

Home is Wherever I’m With You.

The past year of my life has been an adventure. I have been in more places the last twelve months than I had been in the first twelve years of my life. I have road tripped all the way up and down the east coast, flown west for the summer, traveled to Haiti, and Texas […]

My Divine Appointment was from Finland

It was a scorching hot summer day. We left the shade of the high Barcelona city buildings and crossed over a plaza on our way to the pier. It was while we were joking around, probably complaining about the heat and our naive decision not to bring water bottles that God provided a divine appointment. […]

I Can’t Help It!

As missionaries, we often talk about the Scripture verse Acts 4:20: “It is impossible for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard.” The Apostles said this boldly as the rulers and elders told them not to speak or teach about Jesus. They were confident about who Jesus was and all God […]

I’m Discerning the Priesthood

Someone once told me that they thought Jesus would never call us to do something with our lives that we didn’t want to do.  I tend to disagree. Let me explain. God Has Certainly Asked People to do Things They Don’t Want to do Jesus is God, right? Christianology 101. Well, God asked Abraham to […]

“Is This Real Life?”

“Is this real life?” I thought to myself as a drove down the road away from the Church. I had a pyx in the pocket of my dark purple button down Sunday shirt. I’ve got praise music on the radio but a Cee-Lo song crosses my mind, “I guess the pyx in my pocket wasn’t […]