Tag: outreach

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…

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…

Facebook, I’m Breaking Up With You

“When something becomes so important to you that it drives your behavior and commands your emotions, you are worshipping it.” – J.D. Greear “Please hear me, Girl: The world has enough women who know how to do their hair.  It needs women who know…

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…

Let’s Get Dirty

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round…

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…

The Golden Rule

I hate cliches. They frustrate me, mostly because there is so much truth to them—but also because they are overused and thrown around by people to the umpteenth degree. But hey, everything happens for a reason, right? Over the course of these past few…

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. …

But the Greatest of These Is Love…

It’s always funny scrolling back through my old blog posts, reminiscing about the trials and the triumphs that I’ve had to walk through over these past few years.  It’s cool to see how far I’ve come, and it’s humbling to see how far 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…

The Mighty Morphin Protestant Ranger

“I love doing preposterous things,” He replied.  “Why I don’t know anything more exhilarating and delightful than turning weakness into strength, and fear into faith, and that which has been marred into perfection.” -The Shepherd (Hinds Feet and High Places Novel)   As a…

It Takes A Village (To Raise a Missionary)

There is an old African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  But, over this past year, I’ve realized that it also takes a village to raise up and send out a missionary (especially a crazy and injury prone one…