The Wonders Yet to Come

For many, this weekend is a time of reflection and remembrance, and appropriately so. Good Friday was yesterday, the day when we remember Jesus going to the cross in a sacrificial act of unconditional love. What we oftentimes forget about is the waiting period between the death and the resurrection. It is natural that we all have [...]

Nerve Damage

I guest wrote this blog post for Wings of Refuge. Wings of Refuge is a nonprofit in Iowa that serves women who have been commercially sexually exploited. I imagine most people will agree with me when I say that we all hate pain. We don’t think fondly of it, wish for it, or enjoy it. Our team [...]

The Hard Questions: A God Who is Present in Pain, Loss, and Unanswered Prayer

Maybe it's not that our prayers are unanswered. Maybe it's that our God, our Deliverer, is making us more like His son. Maybe we can't fully minister to a broken world unless we have been broken, maybe we can't heal the wounded until we have needed healing, and maybe we can't point the lost to a Deliverer if we have not yet needed deliverance.

Beyond The Red X

Today, thousands of people from all over  shared a similar photo. A selfie with a red X drawn on their hand. I am one of them, because I understand the importance of awareness when it comes to modern day slavery. You can't change what you don't know about. The purpose is to raise awareness on the [...]

Forward

Almost a year after returning from Turkey, it's easy to want to reminisce on the things that have taken place. During the course of this past year, I lived on two continents, saw 3 new countries, traveled to 8 states, got a new job with an organization working in the ministry that my heart beats for, and [...]

Wings of Refuge

Hello Friends, This post is a little different. I wanted to share with you a video I filmed for the non-profit organization that I work for, Wings of Refuge. We are a faith-based non-profit that works with women who have been commercially sexually exploited, providing 24/7 care and trauma therapy, life skills courses, and so [...]

Link Arms

A Call to Do Ministry Together as Seen in Philippians If there is one concept in ministry that is evident not only through scripture but in The Church as a whole today, it is that loneliness and a lack of community in one’s life can, at times be a debilitating factor as well as a [...]

Deeply

"God never uses anyone greatly until He tests them deeply." - A.W. Tozer In a season of furious brokenness, I had given up on everything I have ever wanted, dreamed of, or hoped for. Not too long ago, I would have read that quote and shrugged or thought "wow, what a nicely put thought"...today it [...]