A Weary World Rejoices

Every year, this month rushes by in a blur. We’re trying to take in all the beauty and wonder of Christmas, while remembering the reason for it’s wonder. And yet, we’re often distracted by the parties, the gift exchanges, the family arrangements, the overwhelm.  I keep thinking about a phrase in that one Christmas song…”aContinue reading “A Weary World Rejoices”

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 thereContinue reading “Immediately Following Christ”

The Trouble with Comfortable Christianity

Rejoice in hope, endure in suffering, persist in prayer. – Romans 12:12 Rejoice. Endure. Persist. This section in its entirety is full of what feels like unattainable standards… “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one anotherContinue reading “The Trouble with Comfortable Christianity”

Because of Christ

It was really special to celebrate the resurrection here while doing ministry, keeping at the forefront of my mind the beauty of the redemption and transformation we have in Christ. The hope and life we have in Christ is unmatched and unattainable through any other outlet or option we might find in this life. ThisContinue reading “Because of Christ”

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 himContinue reading “For All Nations”

Slowing Down: Learning to be a little more French

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 theContinue reading “Slowing Down: Learning to be a little more French”

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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 worthContinue reading “More”

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