Ministry Burnout: Let’s Check In

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 [...]

Women Are Not the Second Class Creation

I don’t ever want to make this page about me as a person or “personality.” That will never be my goal. However, when I hear issues or see issues I also don’t want to shy away from addressing them. This is a photo of me preaching a few days ago. I realize that this alone [...]

Immediately Following Christ

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 [...]

For All Nations

It was an act that was not just for you and I but for ALL NATIONS. Christ’s death and resurrection so that we could know him, live for him, and as is at the forefront of our minds today in Sri Lanka, even die for him, and bring as many people as possible to him [...]

The First 30 Days

I CAN'T BELIEVE I'VE BEEN HERE FOR A MONTH! Here's a recap of what's been going on: One month ago, I arrived in France! I jumped right in upon arrival in Angers, taking the placement exam for French classes, which I promptly handed in blank...nowhere to go but up! On my first weekend here, I [...]

Hold on…GIANTS?!

When the Bible comes to life in a whole new way Over the past 2.5 years I have been working for a non-profit that provides support and a safe home for survivors of domestic sex trafficking. For the last few months, about twice a month I would go to the home and lead our participants [...]

Rest & Responsibility | Three Steps to Self-Care

In a world consumed by accomplishment, the topic of self-care is rarely discussed.  When, according to the American Psychological Association, “the nation is on the verge of a stress-induced public health crisis”, self-care is not a topic that can be afforded the luxury of mindless neglect. We feel the need to over-perform as a means [...]

The Wonders Yet to Come

For many, this weekend is a time of reflection and remembrance, and appropriately so. Good Friday was yesterday, the day when we remember Jesus going to the cross in a sacrificial act of unconditional love. What we oftentimes forget about is the waiting period between the death and the resurrection. It is natural that we all have [...]

Nerve Damage

I guest wrote this blog post for Wings of Refuge. Wings of Refuge is a nonprofit in Iowa that serves women who have been commercially sexually exploited. I imagine most people will agree with me when I say that we all hate pain. We don’t think fondly of it, wish for it, or enjoy it. Our team [...]