I hate repeating myself. Seriously. I hate it so much that often, if I can’t understand what someone is saying, and I’ve asked them to repeat themselves a couple times, and I STILL can’t understand what they’re saying, I just pretend to totally get it, mostly because I figure they hate to repeat themselves as much as I do. As you can imagine, that leads to a lot of awkward encounters and misunderstandings…


I am learning more and more that God is in control. I can try to do this and plan that and organize this… Still, God will work when He wants to work and how He wants to work and sometimes the greatest opportunities come outside of my plans and programs…

Missionary Inception

From the movie Inception… Saito: Inception. Is it possible? Arthur: Of course not. Saito: If you can steal an idea, why can’t you plant one there instead. Arthur: Okay, this is me, planting an idea in your mind. I say: don’t think about elephants. What are you thinking about? Saito: Elephants […]

Healing or Haiti?

Before Paul and I moved to Covecrest, a friend of ours named Jon, who had also been a Life Teen missionary, called Paul on the phone.  I overheard Jon telling Paul that he’s excited for us to be going to Covecrest and that he believed that I would receive healing […]

Striving For Holiness, Not Perfection

“Many people seem to believe that creating a community is a matter of simply gathering together under the same roof a few people who get on reasonably well together or committed to the same ideal. The result can be disastrous!” –Community and Growth I have been living in some form of community since […]

Brothers Need Brothers, Sisters Need Sisters

Something that has been coming up recently in my prayer is the need for brotherhood when it comes to my faith journey. God has blessed me time and time again with amazing and holy brothers that keep me strong as a seek Christ. Without these men I would not be where I am. The more I prayed about this, the more I recognized something I was told awhile ago: “Brothers need brothers and sisters need sisters.”