Category: adventure

When Life Gets a Little Messy

Every New Year’s Eve, I ask God to give me one specific thing to focus on for the year.  Sometimes He gives me a verse, a word, or a phrase.  That way, no matter what the year has in store or how messy life…

Is It Well With My Soul?

I have always loved the classic hymn, It Is Well With My Soul.  It’s a beautiful [and famous] song that’s sung in most Christian churches around the globe.  It’s filled with lyrics that speak of surrender, peace, and complete trust in a God Who…

When God Gives You More Than You Can Handle

This may come as a surprise to most of you, but… I love grocery shopping. Well, actually wait.  Let me rephrase that.  I love food. In all seriousness though, I love getting to stroll through the aisles of Publix while basking in the vastness of…

Dance in the Rain

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain” I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for April to be over. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, April showers bring May flowers?  Well, forget…

Naked and Afraid

We’ve all experienced it at least once in our lives. That embarrassing moment you just can’t seem to shake out of your mind.  Maybe it was that moment when you were spending quality time with friends, telling them a fantastic joke or sharing an…

Late Nights, Drunk Girls, and Fuzzy Blankets

I have always struggled to believe in coincidences. When I was growing up, I found it easier to believe in a perfectly orchestrated world where everything happened for a reason (even when I didn’t understand why) and nothing happened by chance.  Over the years,…

Embracing Your Sheepish Side

Have you ever heard someone use the word “sheepish” in a conversation?  Maybe you’ve even used it yourself, saying something like, “wipe that sheepish grin off of your face, child.”  Lord knows I’ve heard phrase that plenty of times in my life… Well, I…

Uganda: Loving Simply and Simply Loving

Did you know that missions trips have a lot in common with surprise birthday parties? Yeah, me neither.  Until now. Think about it.  Sometimes the events of the day catch you totally off-guard, sometimes you experience anxiety, excitement, and fear all at the same…

Ants in My Pants

Before I even jump into this next blog post, I’d like to quickly open up with a little disclaimer. (What I am about to say is not to throw myself a pity party, nor is it to make you guys feel bad for me. …

Hustled By A Homeless Lady

It’s story time with Sam. Last Sunday, I had an interesting encounter with a homeless woman. Her name was Joanne, and she hustled me hard. Let me set the scene. I don’t know about you guys but, when I am feeling a bit “bleh,”…

Walking the Walk

“Just because you go to church doesn’t mean you’re a Christian. I can go sit in the garage all day and it doesn’t make me a car.”  – Joyce Meyer It’s finally here—the time when I get to put feet to my faith. I…

But Why Does My Heart Still Hurt?

Forgiveness. This word makes me want to throw my arms up in a fit of joy and throw up my lunch all at the same time.  I can’t even handle this word.  I don’t really understand it, I can’t really comprehend it, and yet…