Scantron Mercies

Today, I forgot a grading sheet, also known as a scantron, where I bubble my answers for exams. My sociology teacher, Dr. K, could have, should have, not let me go get a scantron during the test, but she did. I should’ve gotten a 0 on the test, but I didn’t. She had mercy on…

The Root of All Pride

“I’m just really struggling with pride right now.” What does that even mean? Every believer has most likely said that first statement, in some form or fashion, at either a Sunday school class, discipleship meeting, or ‘Life Group.’ Pride is easy to talk about in general terms, but we must get to the root of…

Munich Update 2

Here’s a final update before I will hopefully get to see each of you face to face and catch up. I know a lot has happened in your lives since I’ve been gone, and there’s many things I’d like to tell you in person about my time here.  First, thank you so much for the…

Munich Update 1

Hi friends and family! Wow! I’ve now been in Germany about 2 1/2 weeks. It has flown by. I have learned so much about Father, myself, and the people around me. Many of you read my Amsterdam Updates. There are a few differences between what I did in Amsterdam and what I’m doing here. First of…

Final Amsterdam Update

I am currently sitting in Schiphol, the airport in Amsterdam. One of the girls on my team and I are about to fly to Munich, Germany to do what we’ve been doing here in ‘Dam: pr*yer walking through specific communities with our people group, sharing the G*spel, and leading short term teams of students from the…

Amsterdam Update 2

Hi friends and family!! Thank you for all of the love and encouragement after the last blog post. I am so comforted by the fact that there are so many of you who care and are praying for me and my team. The past week and a half have FLOWN by! We have been going…

Amsterdam Update 1

Hi friends and family! If you’re reading this, that means you signed up for my updates while I’m in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Munich, Germany. Hopefully these updates will be happening every week or so. Thank you so much for the prayers, kind texts, and encouragement. You have no idea how much they mean to…

Lessons from the Israelites

Do you ever read about God’s people in the Old Testament and wonder, what were they thinking? From the moment God spoke to Moses in the burning bush, God guided His people. Like a shepherd, He led His sheep through the desert despite their stupidity and disobedience. Even though He didn’t have to do so,…

A gracious Father desires gracious children

What is grace? Although one can look up the definition in a dictionary, the best way to understand grace is to be shown grace. I had heard the word hundreds of times before I began to comprehend it. Grace became clear when I saw my dad demonstrate it by forgiving someone. He gave that person…

A Fixed Focus

“What do you have to live for?” American psychologist William Marston asked three thousand people this question. An astonishing 94 percent were living in the present, but waiting for something in the future. As I look at the choices I make and why I make them, they sometimes reflect the mentality of the 94 percent….