On the first day of May I walked down the stairs of my apartment building to be greeted by my principal. I was ten minutes late for school and she was holding a puppy. "It's a puppy!" she said. "Put him in your apartment!" Or something like that. So, naturally, I put him in my … Continue reading Here’s the thing about May
Five months ago I announced my participation in our church's upcoming mission trip to Peru. Two weeks ago I told the pastors and leaders of the trip that I am not going and that I wanted to give my money to other team members. Now, as people from the team and church members hear the … Continue reading Here’s the thing about not going to Peru
Almost eight years ago I was a brand new baby freshmen at Cedarville University looking for a job. I hopped on CU Classifieds and responded to an ad placed for an after school program person. The pay was $10 an hour so it sounded pretty good to me. Even though I was still only 17 … Continue reading Here’s the thing about humans I needed to see part 3: living boldly
This morning at IF:Equip the passage was the Great Commission. You know how it goes. Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on … Continue reading Here’s the thing about having gone
Yesterday my friends dropped me off at the airport just after 1pm. My flight was scheduled to leave at 3:10pm, and I checked it and got through security with just enough time to go to the bathroom and buy some bread sticks before I boarded. Things were going great. Then I got to the gate … Continue reading Here’s the thing about a trip to Peru
I just want to stay in one place.Everyone’s talking about traveling and backpacking and places to go and people to see. I’ll tell you what. I’ve traveled. I’ve been and seen and met. I’ve done busses and taxis and airplanes and subways and motorcycles. I’ve done Paraguay and Washington DC and New York City and … Continue reading Here’s the thing about what I don’t want, what I do want, and what I will do
This week we're starting to wrap things up! (Only 8 more days of school!) Fortunately, "wrapping things up" means a lot of shared meals! Two weeks from today I'll be in Brooklyn! Articles worth checking out: The Best Burger in Every State at Business Insider - I just think this might come in handy. In which … Continue reading Check this out!
We're three weeks into a series on Short Term Missions. Let's get practical. I'm a list-lover. I will feel confident doing almost any job as long as I have a check-list to follow. I create lists for myself - to-do lists, to-read lists, to-write lists, to-watch lists. I just love lists! It's genetic. My father … Continue reading Short Term Missions Mondays: Okay, but HOW?!
"Vincent Harding, scholar, historian, theologian, civil rights activist, and occasional speechwriter for Martin Luther King, Jr., died at 82." - (Huffington Post) I I had a dream. And I saw a city, A city that rose up out of the crust of the earth. And it’s streets were paved with asphalt, And a river of … Continue reading Here’s the thing about Light in the Asphalt Jungle
Week two of my very first series was inspired, as most things in my life are, by television. Last week I watched an episode of 30 Rock about a baseball team in a poor neighborhood. Amidst the expected racial and socio-economic jokes, there was a lesson to be learned. So I watched it again and … Continue reading Short Term Missions Mondays: What Alec Baldwin Taught Me About Missions