Finishing with Excellence

Happy May Day! As you begin trading out the sweaters for t-shirts and the coats for windbreakers, may you feel the Holy Spirit clothing you in your new attire for the coming season! Perceiving with open eyes and receiving with open hands the new thing He is doing within and through me has been my experience the last few weeks … Continue reading Finishing with Excellence

Hope in these Times

The burning message in my heart to share is hope. As the flower that finds its way up through cracks in the concrete, this hope comes from a place of trial. We wouldn’t know the anchor of hope for our soul without being hard-pressed on all sides by trouble. From news media highlighting “the sky … Continue reading Hope in these Times

6 Ways to Energize (other than coffee)

Inspired from a conversation with my sweet mama, I pointed out "she" was consuming way more coffee in this quarantine season than is necessary. I tried encouraging her to drink less before realizing I was calling the kettle black, seeing how I've grown quite dependent on my home pour overs to power through the day. … Continue reading 6 Ways to Energize (other than coffee)

Uplift Women

It's a special Motivation Monday when I get to introduce this lady who's like a sister to me. We wonder amused and amazed at how far God has brought us from freshmen at the private high school we coincidentally attended together! (I say coincidentally because but for the divine intervention of Jesus, she never would … Continue reading Uplift Women

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

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

When the Empire Falls

As I hurried down the metro stairs to catch the train out of Paris, I saw the mother with her empty stroller just in time to slow down as I rounded the corner. Her little boy had almost achieved a great victory as his stubby toddler legs escalated the final step. I couldn’t help but … Continue reading When the Empire Falls

Faith to Move

The waves lapped against the side of the boat, lovingly named Sea Note. 53 American students stood transfixed by the scene all around them. A cool, sea breeze was embraced with widespread arms and content hearts after a record-setting day of heat. God himself seemed to breathe out grace and love on this eclectic group brought … Continue reading Faith to Move

It’s a Rainy Day in the Big Apple

Since the start of this internship, a cloud of expectations looming over my head has brought a torrent of anxieties on me that I may not measure up to my “potential”. This proverbial cloud formed by the same processes of the water cycle that keeps us alive on this earth: the evaporation of my own … Continue reading It’s a Rainy Day in the Big Apple