| I D E N T I T Y |

This past week has not been the easiest. Self reflection can sometimes be painful, and growth isn’t always the most comfortable thing. You don’t really realize how deep the lies have crept and how quickly they come to the surface until you focus on speaking truth. But over the past week one thing has been … More | I D E N T I T Y |

| L E N T |

Today (Ash Wednesday) starts the Lenten season, and this year I am planning to not just give something up, but I am also planning to add a few things to my life. One of the things that I will be doing which I found on Margaret Feinberg’s blog, is a 40 day reading plan of … More | L E N T |

| L E T | G O |

This year for Christmas, I gave my family some challenges. I gave them some vague ideas of what I wanted, but mostly I wanted them to choose the gifts that they bought me. As part of that, I asked my parents to buy me a necklace from The Giving Keys, but I asked them to … More | L E T | G O |

| F E M I N I N E |

Welcome to the Advent series I am writing for 2015. Over the last few years I have really fallen in love with the celebration of Advent and I am excited to write about this season over the next four weeks. These posts, while finding their root in themes surrounding the coming of Christ, are not … More | F E M I N I N E |

| K I T E S |

This morning I stumbled across something that I wrote a few years ago, when I had the opportunity to go to Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my best friend Dani. She was there for a training, but I just got to hang out and spend time with Jesus. As I was walking by Lake Michigan, these words … More | K I T E S |

| S E C R E T |

The other night at church I had a moment of conviction. Our lead pastor was sharing and he said something that made me think. He said that God develops vision in us in the secret place. He used the example of Nehemiah and talked about how Nehemiah didn’t share all that was in his heart … More | S E C R E T |

| L I G H T |

“And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” -Genesis 1:3 How did I end up there? Sitting in an office on the other side of the world never even remotely crossed my mind, yet there I was. Sometimes I still can’t believe that it’s true, that I lived in Cambodia for two … More | L I G H T |

| J U M P |

Standing on the edge of a cliff looking at the water below. I feel the knot in my stomach that is driven by fear telling me this is a bad idea, but I want to do it anyway! In this moment staring straight down thirty feet can feel like peering off the top of the Empire State … More | J U M P |

| M Y S T E R Y |

In the culture of the modern age, we have an obsession. It is an all encompassing desire for knowledge, a discontentment and dissatisfaction for anything that might be difficult to explain. We wish to know all that we can about every little thing. Too often the church of today gives itself over to this obsession, … More | M Y S T E R Y |