SCHEDULING CONFLICT

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…

JESUS, WHAT AM I DOING?!

Sometimes I get caught up with these lofty and grand ideas of saving the world, and solving poverty, and reaching the ends of the earth for the sake of the Gospel. I could daydream for hours about this. But, God never asked me to save the world…

BEFORE YOU DATE HER

My wife recently gave birth to our beautiful daughter, Thérèse Marie. Bringing home this beautiful little girl got me thinking: 1. I need to get a gun, and 2. I have a responsibility to not only protect, honor, and pray for my little girl, but for all women…

THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE

I want to be boldly romantic with God like King David, St. Peter, and St. Francis, but what does this look like? How can I be romantic with the Lord? I do this by being like the great men I’ve been talking about…

LOVING WITHOUT BORDERS

Why does my God provide so well for me, but not for my starving and lonely brothers and sisters in Haiti? Mostly, what does this experience mean for my life back in the States? Can I go on living my life that is so luxurious compared to the simple lifestyle I’ve lived here? Or do I simply have more gratitude for what I have been given?

These questions all seem too hard to answer. Maybe the real problem is that I don’t want to know the real answer…

LOVE WITHOUT WORDS

Before going to Haiti, I was worried about the language and if I was going to be able to help and love as much as I wanted, but I saw the beautiful ways God was at work…

DO YOU SEE ME, GOD? DO YOU LOVE ME?

These questions have been on my heart: “Do you see me, God? Do you love me?” I sometimes expect God to work in big ways, with lightening flashes, to tell me the answer to these questions, but often He replies to me in small, but very sufficient ways. The answer to these questions came in the form of a Psalm I first heard 2 years ago. 

THIS GIRL IS ON FIRE

I wasn’t sure how ready my heart needed to be when I became a Life Teen Missionary. I wasn’t even sure how to prepare myself for this commitment and for the ways my life would be changed. What I’ve learned so far is that it never mattered how ready I thought I was, or how prepared I thought I could be. All that mattered was that I was open to God’s will…

PUT ME IN, COACH – PART 2: SCORING A GOAL

Previously, I blogged about being on the offense and how we were made to not only win the fight but really take the fight to the enemy. This week, I want to share glory from my own life and how I was recently able to score what I felt like was a game changing goal.