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
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
I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith … Continue reading Here’s the thing about precious little booger heads
I've got to be honest, I'm feeling totally ill-equipped to tackle this topic of short term missions. But, I've promised a series and a series you will get! I'll tell my story with all I've got and I'll dedicate it to the Lord trusting that His truth will ring true, even through my ramblings and … Continue reading Short Term Missions Mondays: Going 50/50
Here's the honest to goodness thing about YouthWorks. It changed my life. Twice. This is what YouthWorks is about: They're about Jesus, teenagers, communities, and trips. These are a few of my favorite things! My first experience with YouthWorks was way back in 2001 or something when I was just a middle school student with … Continue reading Here’s the thing about YouthWorks
I didn't spend a ton of time on the internet this week. I was busy getting back on track with my NaNoWriMo novel, reading a couple of the 100 Greatest Children's Books, and Just Dance-ing my face off. Articles: 30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever at Bored Panda - We live in a beautiful … Continue reading Check this out!
Four day school week, ya'll! It was great. Articles/blog posts: The truly inspiring story of the Chinese rubbish collector who saved and raised THIRTY babies abandoned at the roadside at Mail Online - This story offers good insight into the affects of poverty and the one-child law in China. Everyone can do something. What can … Continue reading Check this out!
This summer I worked in Indianapolis with the organization YouthWorks. (If you are a 20-something Jesus-person looking for a summer job, please consider YouthWorks! If you are an in-charge youth-ministry person looking for a short term missions experience that is doing a lot of things right and looking for more ways to grow, please consider … Continue reading Here’s the thing about helping without hurting
Sometime last year I sat down and counted up all the times I had moved since I graduated high school. The grand total was thirteen and since then we can add to that moving from one apartment to another (directly next door - my new bedroom looks right into my old kitchen), moving to Indianapolis for … Continue reading Here’s the thing about home