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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 […]

“Don’t Lose Sight” – A Marine Senior Drill Instructor’s Wisdom

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 […]

The Hard Questions: A God Who is Present in Pain, Loss, and Unanswered Prayer

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.

Forward

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 […]