When the Bible comes to life in a whole new way Over the past 2.5 years I have been working for a non-profit that provides support and a safe home for survivors of domestic sex trafficking. For the last few months, about twice a month I would go to the home and lead our participants [...]
"Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert." - Isaiah 43:19 On occasion, we come to a place where we underestimate God. What is that sentence, even? We forget that He is [...]
In a world consumed by accomplishment, the topic of self-care is rarely discussed. When, according to the American Psychological Association, “the nation is on the verge of a stress-induced public health crisis”, self-care is not a topic that can be afforded the luxury of mindless neglect. We feel the need to over-perform as a means [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]