I don't always know what to say. Actually, more often then not, I struggle to find words (or at least the most fitting, or 'right' words.) I don't know the long, theological answers to questions they ask. I struggle and fail... I get discouraged and stressed out. And I know they are … Continue reading You Are Someone’s Role Model
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes." Romans 1:16 I saw her in the bathroom of a gas station. She looked like she was in her late teens or early twenties. Cropped blond hair, shorts and a t shirt, she didn't … Continue reading Christ’s Love Compels Us
While anyone can become a victim of human trafficking, there are definitely things that make a person more susceptible to becoming a victim. In part one, I mentioned vulnerability being a vital key in traffickers recruiting victims. While abduction, kidnapping, false job advertisements, and offering 'help' are methods used, showing romantic interest is most common. (over 50% … Continue reading Stop the Traffick (part 2)
I am really not feeling motivated. I don't feel capable in ministry, I don't feel inspired, I don't feel excited. I don't feel like spending my days with preteens from broken families, or countless hours washing dishes for other people. I don't feel like it. What I feel like doing is being incredibly selfish, doing … Continue reading No Feelings, No Problem
Vision without action is a daydream; Action without vision is a nightmare. Living life without a vision is sort of like eating tasteless food; bland, boring. It is kind of like a ship that floats around on the sea without any real destination or purpose. As a Christian, the reality of a world lost in … Continue reading Cultivating a Vision
I want to share with you a few things that I learned on my first short term mission trip to a refugee camp last spring. It was a life changing experience; It made me reevaluate my life, and think about what was truly important. Team work This probably sounds pretty obvious, but for someone who … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned on my First Short-Term Mission Trip
As our van drove closer towards Nashville, I could feel my heart starting to race. So many people! As we got out and unloaded our tracts and Bibles, I wondered how I was going to make it through. I was so scared and nervous... what would people think? What if they got angry? I wanted … Continue reading Ministry for Introverts?
I don't know about you, but I am not the adrenaline-junkie, adventure seeking, thrill loving type of girl. Sure, I love to have fun and some adventure (as long as it is not life threatening, involving spending the night away from my soft bed, or too much physical exertion). But really, I like my warm … Continue reading Created to be Comfy?