Let’s Talk About Ministry Burnout.Why is this even a thing? I think the main problem is that oftentimes, we have stopped going to the source to be filled again. We continually pour out, give, minister, until we’re operating out of a place of sheer emptiness and lack. We’ve prioritised people-pleasing habits rather than a Christ-pleasing [...]
I was reading about the beginning of Jesus’ ministry in Matthew 4 and these two verses stuck out to me so much. “And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.” (V. 19-20) I’ve read this many times but today there [...]
S-L-O-W-I-N-G D-O-W-N As an American living in France, I’ve been challenged in my on-the-go nature. From my fast-paced life in the states to having no car, no ease of communication, and no sense of independence, there has been quite a learning curve! I’ve missed my car more times than I like to admit and the [...]
In this past season that has consisted mostly of working my butt off for the unknown, 2018 was marked by countless steps of faith, working to be faithfully obedient when I had no desire to, striving to thrive in moments I felt like giving up, and hoping and praying that it would all be worth [...]
My sister Miriam is off at boot camp in South Carolina in the process of becoming a marine. We finally received a letter from her the other day where she quoted her senior drill instructors saying, "Don't lose sight of the ocean for the waves in front of you." It reminded me of where it says [...]
Some days, we go through the motions. We do what must be done, because it is what must be done. We fulfill the requirements, punch in and punch out, to fulfill our daily ritual of "adulting."
Maybe it's not that our prayers are unanswered. Maybe it's that our God, our Deliverer, is making us more like His son. Maybe we can't fully minister to a broken world unless we have been broken, maybe we can't heal the wounded until we have needed healing, and maybe we can't point the lost to a Deliverer if we have not yet needed deliverance.
Almost a year after returning from Turkey, it's easy to want to reminisce on the things that have taken place. During the course of this past year, I lived on two continents, saw 3 new countries, traveled to 8 states, got a new job with an organization working in the ministry that my heart beats for, and [...]
Varieties of emotions have been coursing through my mind over the past few weeks. My time in Turkey is coming to a close and I have been counting down the days in good ways and in bad. I have seen, heard, experienced, and lived so many things while I have been here. Because of that, I [...]