I sat in a room full of children with some of my YWAM team. We were all watching video game clips. The room remained silent- most gazes glued to the TV screen. The visit wasn't going as expected. We had counted on being welcomed by the manager of the orphanage and then playing games with … Continue reading Wet Shoes
Hi, everyone! Today I want to share something special with you. In the summer of 2017, God placed a story on my heart. Up until recently, I still had this nagging feeling of it being silly or foolish to attempt to write a short novel. Even now, I still have a hard time explaining my … Continue reading My Work In Progress
This past Sunday, I started an internship at my church. For the next five months, I'll be honored with the title of intern, arriving early on Sundays, helping out, and attending additional meetings and activities. (I'm super excited!! This is such a huge privilege! And it will help me step outside of my comfort zone. … Continue reading Watching, Listening, and Seeing…
There is a certain conversation in a book called "Once Upon a Winter's Heart" by Melody Carlson, that encourages me every time. In this scene, one of the main characters, Lane, is talking about Emma's desire to write books and be an author. But Emma thinks it's hopeless. She looks at all of the books … Continue reading Your Story Matters
God challenged me last Saturday. For most of the day I had attended a conference called Empower. It was a great conference, very impactful! It covered some hard realities in the world. At home, during the evening, I was practicing flute- nothing out of the ordinary. But God posed a question, based off what I … Continue reading The Gifts In My Hands
The Maker Of the Heavens and the Earth Knows my name And oh! He's the wind in my sail My light in the darkness The voice in the chaos The sword in my belt He is my life I can only, Speak Move And breathe Because of Him Without Him I am nothing-- I'm the … Continue reading By My Side
Have you ever had a God Moment? A feeling of knowing this circumstance, this instance, this word, this action, has been from God? That moment when something you couldn’t comprehend or imagine, becomes a reality. That moment when your friend says something, and it was exactly what you needed to hear. That moment when a … Continue reading God Moments
I'm thankful for... Those crazy moments, where I can't stop laughing. Those hard moments, where all I can manage is a nod. Those joyful moments, where I'm SO reminded of God's goodness. Those disciplinary moments, where I'm overwhelmed by my weakness. Those peaceful moments, where my heart feels this unexplainable contentedness. And those anxious moments, … Continue reading Thankful
For most of this past week, I've been reading in 1 Samuel, the ninth book of the Bible. I've been humbled, touched, encouraged, and challenged through this book. Chapters 1-7 center around Israel and the story of the prophet, Samuel. Before childbirth Samuel was dedicated to the Lord and during boyhood he was in the … Continue reading Can I Be Like Samuel??
Hi everyone!! Today, I have the pleasure of reviewing an amazing book called "Even In The Grey" by Laura Guenot!!! 😀 Daniel Rogers, a young American soldier, harbors bitterness against the man who ruined his life. Memories torment him, and he can't seem to forget the past. How can a horrible train accident, a … Continue reading Even In The Grey: Review!