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 […]

You Can’t Conquer Truth

One sentence I heard this summer caused me to do a lot of thinking. The comment wouldn’t make much sense out of context, but the progression of thoughts and discoveries it inspired are what I want to share. Stick with me. This is a lot of thoughts coming together. We human beings have a habit […]

“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 […]

A Bittersweet Goodbye

When Anna and I first started discerning full-time missions over 2 years ago, we were blessed to meet a very holy couple. Erik and Bridget Martin were a newlywed couple who started their marriage off as a missionary couple with Life Teen Missions. Erik had already been a Life Teen missionary for 5 years when […]

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, […]

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 […]

God Wins

Summer camp 2013 is done. Boy was it one for the record books! I’ve been involved with summer camp since 2010. I’ve served as a summer staffer and in the kitchen at Covecrest. I was camp photographer at Camp Tepeyac, and this year I was Prayer Coordinator and Summer Staff Mentor at Camp Hiawassee. Each […]

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. […]