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 […]

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. […]

“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 […]

Celebrate Easter!

Easter day seemed a little more special for me this year. I’m not entirely sure why, but I think it’s mostly because of the ways that I’ve drawn closer to the Lord this year as a missionary, especially in prayer. It hasn’t been the easiest year of my life, but […]

We MUST Serve the Poor

While visiting my family in Melbourne, FL for Easter, I was compelled to spend a couple of days serving the hungry at a soup kitchen called The Daily Bread. I met a woman named Shay who has three children of age 10, 9 and 6.  Shay is working towards becoming a […]

God Speaks Clearly

God speaks clearly. Does He really? Just last night I had a conversation with one of my missionary sisters about this. We talked about how sometimes we wish that God would just speak more clearly: that He would tell us exactly what He wants of us, what He’s calling us […]

Why You Should Pray Scripture Every Day

For some reason, when I started Middle School I decided to try out for the basketball team.  I was horrible at basketball.  I tried out in 7th and 8th grade with no success. As a Freshman in High School, I continued my pursuit of a basketball career.  Finally, I made […]

Trusting in God’s Promises

Do you ever question God or fail to trust Him completely? I wish I could say that I don’t, but even as a missionary, I’m still human, and I still question God sometimes… A little over a month ago, Life Teen started a new mission base in Houston, Texas, and […]

We Cannot Give What We Have Not Received

Just recently, I was being overwhelmed by fears of failure and inadequacy. Past insecurities were rising up inside of me.  When I was faced with various obstacles, it was hard to stay grounded in peace and see things clearly; my emotions were uncontrollable. It was like I was back in […]