One of the greatest gifts we can give to another is knowledge. In sharing about the Enneagram personality test, I hope to empower your life by the self-actualization this resource can bring! Like any tool, it is not the be all, end all. The greatest danger I've seen (and at times, personally experienced) is making … Continue reading What’s All This Enneagram Hype?
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
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
I was raised sheltered. The more I learn about the world and commonalities in other people's stories that are missing from my own, the more evident that becomes. 'Porn' was a whispered hush-hush word growing up. I always was the last to learn about anything in regards to human sexuality. And here I am, 23 … Continue reading Turn Hurt Within To Loving Out
As 2016 comes to a close, I've looked back with such a full heart at the fun times and dear friends I've made this year since moving to Los Angeles in June.
What do puppies and new people and God stories and random acts of kindness and men ridiculously in love with Jesus have in common?
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When I...am being your average human and have to tap into bravery from above to fight the insecurities!
There's no debate. Tuscany is the most beautiful region of Italy. Pisa Edition of my review of 3 towns of Tuscany.
It was over in the blink of an eye. She was dropped down and lifted back up to vertical faster than she could yell out in an Irish accent, "Oh, Blarney!" as she'd planned to do. She left a tip for the men working, as it had to be a tough job holding onto people … Continue reading Ireland Adventures Part 2
Can we all be open and vulnerable here and just agree that life is a funny thing? Zoom out to a 30,000 foot view of your life and what do you see? Static, monotonous living with no coincidences, no new relationships, no successes or failures, no surprises? I sure hope not. I see a tapestry … Continue reading When life hands you a volleyball…play it out.