After a year at Covecrest, I can call Atlanta my home city now (even though I learned quickly that “Atlanta” really is not just Atlanta, but Atlanta plus tons of little towns around it)! In between the two mission years, I went home to the Netherlands for a couple of weeks. My stay there was a huge blessing, and I got to see a lot of my family and friends. Also, it was great to enjoy the Dutch culture again for a little bit. 🙂 It was a bit difficult to leave my country for another year, but at the same time I was very excited to start my new mission adventure in Atlanta!

Look at What’s Crippling You

Sometimes I feel unworthy and think, “Who am I to witness after all the times I have sinned and betrayed God?” When these thoughts come, the shame cripples me in fear. It’s very subtle and creeps in most of the time without me even realizing it. The effects of sin […]

Single This Valentine’s Day? Rejoice!

Seeing the “happy” couples around Valentine’s Day, I used to think, “I wish I had someone special!” This year is different for me: I am happy with being single, and it’s awesome! The society we live in makes us feel like our worth is found in relationships, in material things, […]

Ich Bin Überzeugt

I have been blessed in the last few months to be able to begin many of my sentences with the phrase, “Ich bin überzeugt, dass…” (I’m convinced that…). It may not be totally clear why this is so exciting, so let me explain a little further. Most of what followed […]