What’s All This Enneagram Hype?

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?

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

Turn Hurt Within To Loving Out

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

Ireland Adventures Part 2

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

When life hands you a volleyball…play it out.

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.