| 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 |

| C A M B O D I A |

Do you know what it’s like when someone steals a piece of your heart? Many people are familiar with this notion, but I am unsure of how many people have truly experienced this phenomenon. It brings you to this place where you are not just concerned for yourself, in fact self is the last thing … More | C A M B O D I A |

| T I M I D |

I want to start by addressing something. I had a conversation with someone the other day who asked me if I was ok. I was a bit perplexed by their question. They said that they had read my last blog and they were concerned about me and the amount that I was sharing. To be … More | T I M I D |

| L O V E |

Yesterday I went to my second week of a class that my church is offering about marriage and love called STRONG AS DEATH. If you know me and the things going on in my life right now you might find this to be curious as I am not in a dating or marital relationship… Even though all of … More | L O V E |