What Message Do You Carry

Seven weeks ago I moved to Kona, Hawaii for a 6-month training and equipping season with Youth with a Mission. I am a part of the “Fire and Fragrance” school, centered around prayer and worship. Within this 330+ student school, there are ‘tracks’ to develop a specific skill to use in the nations to bridge … Continue reading What Message Do You Carry

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The Alchemist

Classic. All the reviews you've read about this masterpiece are correct. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is daring, simplistically complex (you know if you know), funny; the kind of read that causes the rare occurrence of your heart and mind and gut to Ahaa! all together at a universal truth you had only shallowly conceived prior … Continue reading The Alchemist

Reflections of Christ

I am on the receiving end of short-term mission trips. Now, I am the host for these energetic teenagers seeing the other side of the world for the first time in a 2-week intensive experience. And wow, what a joy they are!! I’ve heard all the arguments about the danger of short-term mission trips and … Continue reading Reflections of Christ

26 Reflections on Silence

I "checked myself in" for a 3-day private Silent Retreat at a Benedictine Monastery this week. Nestled into the San Bernardino mountains in Southern California, St. Andrew's Abbey is not necessarily a beautiful location. But the prayers and reverence for God that cover the small acreage bring a tangible peace for retreatants. As I clipped … Continue reading 26 Reflections on Silence

Mistaking Happiness for Home

Forgive me this intro that sounds more like a bad start to an infomercial, but I have to ask, have you ever felt unsettled? Discontent? Like some purpose you should be filling isn't being lived out? I'm curious because it's how I've felt lately. Despite the adventures and blessings that surround me, there's still an … Continue reading Mistaking Happiness for Home

You’re a College Graduate. Now What?

"So what are you going to do now?" is the daily question I'm asked by caring family or friends, and I continue to stumble over. 2 weeks after graduation may not seem like a long time to you, but to a confused post grad holding an 8 1/2"  x 11"  piece of card stock as certification … Continue reading You’re a College Graduate. Now What?