2017 – Perspectives | 2018 – Reach

This year changed me. I hope there is never an ending of a year when I cannot say those words. In 2017, I learned to open wide my heart to the unexpected things God was doing in my life. Instead of holding back my heart, with iron-walled defenses against the possibility of hopes being dashed,... Continue Reading →

In the heartbreak

What do you do when you don't get to say goodbye like you thought you would, when things don't end all neat and pretty like you planned, when you're left sobbing your heart out in your car in a parking lot late at night, because it's the end and you never knew it was going... Continue Reading →

Tracing the handiwork

When I sat on the first flight home from the Netherlands, I had 8+ hours to think about what (and who) I was leaving behind and what (and who) I was going home to. It was hard. I came home and immediately had to spring into action getting ready for school and going back to... Continue Reading →

Coming home

Coming home. At the end of a vacation or trip away to camp, you're supposed to feel satisfied, like you had a wonderful time but are ready to come home. Coming home is supposed to feel like bringing your heart back to where it belongs. It's supposed to be the comforting return to normal life,... Continue Reading →

At the edge of eternity

This past week in the Netherlands I was a guest member of the teen Bible camp run by the missionaries. It was a mentally and physically tiring week, but it was so worth it to get to be with these incredible teens and staff members. Thursday night we ended with a campfire song and testimony... Continue Reading →

More real to me

One of the most pressing questions we often have about things in life is Is it real? When we are scared, we want to know if the threat is real. When we are presented with a new idea or a crazy sounding story, we demand to see the evidence before we will believe it is real. When... Continue Reading →

As he leads me

Life is busy, always so busy, that it seems if I want a moment to be still, I have to make one. I must hew my quietness, my solitude, out of the whirlwind of life. Sometimes this threatens my ability to function well, as it is so difficult to find the moments I need to... Continue Reading →

When you cannot see

"Trust the God you cannot see to faithfully accomplish what only He can see." -- Andy Gleiser Sometimes, this life just doesn't seem to make much sense, does it? When we're in the middle of the muck, we can't see anything except all the mire that surrounds us. We have no perspective save that which looks... Continue Reading →

Intentional rest

A lot's been going on in my life as of late. (Since that last post, I've become a shift leader at Chick-fil-A as well...as you can probably imagine, this adds a fair amount of craziness.) But is that really anything new? Often there's so much going on that I forget all about resting. Or at least,... Continue Reading →

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