Pray with Boldness

“Lord, break my heart for what breaks Yours.” Praying boldly is hard knowing that you might be led somewhere out of your control and to places you didn’t expect or feel like going. Saying, ”I will go wherever you send me” or “I surrender” takes a lot of courage. I still have a hard time boldly praying […]

“I Know!”

Some teens think they know everything…. I used to be that way. Ask my mom. As I have gotten older, I realize how right my mom is. I should have never argued. My Mom and I When I became a missionary, I began to question God the same way I did with my mom in […]

Be Quiet!: God Speaks and Heals in the Silence

Turning off my cell phone was difficult. So was not listening to music, not having conversations (except 1 hour a day with a spiritual director), internet, and everything for eight days . . . but it was so worth it because I was able to pray in a way I never have before. I asked […]

Hiking Into Humility

I wouldn’t say that I am always a humble person. There are times when I let my pride get in the way and it causes a distance in my relationship with others and sometimes with Christ. In Matthew 18: 3-4, Christ said: “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will […]

Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

Before I began this Mission year in September, a common question I was asked was, “Stephen, what are you most excited about for this year?”  I answered in the same way to every single person, “To grow in Christian brotherhood.” I thought that it would be easy to do since I was going to be […]