brave.

I don’t know if it’s still a thing, but I vividly remember people being obsessed with finding out the meaning of their names back in like the late 90s, early 00s. I was around age 7-9 when I somehow found out that my first name means brave. Ever since then I have had a special connection…

celebration > comparison.

As you can see, I have not written for a while. Partly because I have never wanted this to become like a deadline thing. I never wanted to have to “come up” with something in order to have content on this blog. That’s not what it’s for. This blog is to capture what God is…

rest.

Around New Years, when everyone is making resolutions, some people ask God to give them a word for that year. I’ve heard of several people doing this before. The word could be something like “patience” or “selflessness” or “faith”.  Your word is something to focus on throughout the year. An area that God will work on…

Giving Thanks.

Taking a moment on this Thanksgiving morning to write a brief ‘thankful’ blog post. Why? Because I need a minute… I need to stop in the midst of the “busy” and be thankful. I tend to complain a lot, especially in this season of my life. I am taking on about 10 different things at a…

South Africa: Week 2

Sunday – July 24, 2016 On our final Sunday there, we split into two groups and went to two separate churches. My group went to Lawley Family Fellowship in the Lawley township. The church building almost looked abandoned from the outside. The building was missing windows, doors, and even the roof in some areas. After…

South Africa: Week 1

Saturday – July 16, 2016 On the first full day of ministry, we went to Cosmo City Baptist Church to do a day camp for the kids. We had gone around the neighborhood the afternoon before and handed out flyers for the event. When the kids first started arriving, we began playing different games with…

I’m home!

I just got back from South Africa today and I know many people are going to ask me about my trip. It is difficult for me to process all that God has done these past few weeks and my feelings about all of it. All I can say right now is that God is so…

heirs.

In my current walk with God, I’m diving in and trying to really understand who I am in Christ. I know what He means to me, but what do I really mean to Him? After all there are over 7 billion people in the world and I am but a speck of sand among everyone…

sitting still at a green light.

Have you ever been stopped at a traffic light, perhaps distracted by something else, when all of a sudden you hear a loud honk coming from behind you? The light has turned green and you weren’t paying attention. Immediately you push the gas pedal, perhaps a little embarrassed and irritated with the impatient driver behind…

for the spiritually clumsy:

Tonight I was listening to music when the song Stay and Wait by Hillsong United came on my Pandora. The second verse talks about how God loves us through our rebel way… this made me start thinking about my rebel days and then I became quite discouraged. I know I am completely saved by grace…

broken chains

It is insane how much Satan has been trying to demolish those around me lately. I look around at the events occurring and I begin to feel hopeless. Relationships are at stake, families are at stake, LIVES are at stake. Satan is bound and determined to steal, kill and destroy. We hear this all of…

spinning compass // faded map

Today I finally finished and published my blog site. After years of hearing the call and weeks of asking God what He would have this to be used for (down to every last detail – including the title), I finally felt confident in what He wanted. I customized this little site, made sure everything looked…