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…

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Then it happened.

The trail appeared to end.

“This isn’t where I am supposed to be. The trail is supposed to end at the waterfall on camp property… I’M LOST! Legit lost.”

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One of my favorite lines from all of literature comes from Barbara Kingsolver’s Prodigal Summer. It says, “Every choice is a world made new for the chosen.” Think about that…

To be chosen elevates us. It shows us that we matter, that we are important, that we are good enough for whatever it is we’re being chosen for. It feels good to be chosen, to know that someone wants us on their side, to know that someone believes in us…

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What is Your Sword?

Ever since I was young, I have always liked the idea of being a warrior fighting in a war with swords, shields, and the like. I have wanted to be a knight and storm the castle and fight against evil. There is one thing that I’ve learned on my journey […]

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Prayer is Not Asking, It’s a Longing in the Soul

As a Life Teen missionary, I have a daily rhythm of prayer. 7:30am   Daily Mass 8:30am   Holy Hour 9:30am   Liturgy of the Hours Liturgy of the Hours has been the hardest part of our morning prayer routine for me to enjoy. Liturgy of the Hours is the […]

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More than A Song!

In the fall of 2005 I was a senior in high school and involved with FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) at my school. We would meet once a month in our auditorium for about 45 minutes. I still remember that at these meetings is where I truly learned how to […]

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Word on the Street

Driving down the street in a twelve-passenger van, all of a sudden it skids to a stop and a couple of guys jump out and start talking about Jesus! They walk down the street and into random stores and start asking cashiers and employees about their faith life. The first […]

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God Speaks Clearly

God speaks clearly. Does He really? Just last night I had a conversation with one of my missionary sisters about this. We talked about how sometimes we wish that God would just speak more clearly: that He would tell us exactly what He wants of us, what He’s calling us […]

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Prayers of Insanity?

What’s insane? Missionaries. For the past month some of the male missionaries at Covecrest have been getting up early and working out with a program called Insanity. Now, when I say early I mean 5 in the morning. For a guy straight from the west coast who was used to getting home […]

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Praying with Coffee

I enjoy a good cup of coffee – even though it’s more like milk with coffee. Every morning, I wake up at 6:30am and start that coffee maker! There’s a “mysterious” ingredient in coffee that gives me the energy I need to get through my day without falling asleep during […]

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