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
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
"Behold, a sower went out to sow..." Matthew 13:3 Thousands of people buzzed around Queens NYC, drawn in by the concert earlier in the afternoon. A group from my church decided it would be a good time to go hand out tracts and witness. I had handed out more tracts than I could count (and … Continue reading Sowing and Praying
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
Reaching out to those closest to us is sometimes the hardest. Our hearts bleed for family that has yet to accept the love of God, or deliberately walk away from anything 'Christian'. Uninterested, and even disgusted. “Christians are hypocrites, a godly life is boring and not fulfilling, and anyway, I'm not a bad person,” they … Continue reading So Close, Yet So Far Away
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?