Tag: missionary life

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…

Desperate

We all have a story. We all have a past that is full of joy, hurt, sin, triumph, and brokenness.  Our stories define who we are today, they shape our personalities and our characters, and they guide us down different paths.  I’ve had the…

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…

Don’t Be Afraid to Fall on Your Bum

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”  ― Winston S. Churchill I heard the coolest analogy the other day… Picture a baby who is learning to walk.  When that baby takes their first steps, they are almost guaranteed to…

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. …

Denial: Not Just a River in Egypt

It’s been a little while since I’ve “gotten free,” so here it goes.  While I was having a little one-on-one chat with God the other day, He prompted me to tell Him the truth about something that I’ve been in denial about for yeeeeears. …

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…