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
Social Media Books to Inspire & Educate
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” -John Green, The Fault in Our Stars The above quote matches my feelings to a tee following the completion … Continue reading Social Media Books to Inspire & Educate
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?
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
The Slow Way
It's the simple pleasures, isn't it? One of my favorite little joys is opening a Yogi tea bag, plopping the leaves into steaming water, and following the string to cup the tag and read the short quote printed on one side. (It's almost like cracking open a Chinese fortune cookie, but you don't feel uncomfortably … Continue reading The Slow Way
The pilot's voice booms over the intercom: "I have good news and bad news. The bad news is we're lost; the good news is we're making great time!" Doesn't that ring so true in our busy, busy lives?? When we accidentally hit that pause in the hustle, we look around and wonder where we're even … Continue reading Busy Busy
Beloved-Self, Not Self-Love
I’ve struggled with buying into this concept of self-love for awhile. It’s the trend, and I’m always wary of those. Especially if something deep in my spirit pings at the sound of it. Before accepting a fad as gospel, I try to test it against God’s Word. Through this lens and exploring wiser sources than … Continue reading Beloved-Self, Not Self-Love
Let’s Meet Him
We have misconstrued Jesus. Do we worship an Eastern Rabbi who knew the Torah backwards and forward, who came to fulfill the Law and Prophecies of the Old Testament (meaning He followed the 613 edicts of the Mosaic law perfectly because He was raised in a culture that poured over them daily), not to abolish … Continue reading Let’s Meet Him
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
In Freedom & Confidence
It has been a whirlwind of a week, settling in to life in Nairobi! To be honest, I'm not sure how my mind hasn't imploded from stimulus overload, cultural confusion, and emotional ups and downs. Christ has been my consistent rock, and the fantastic community who have graciously welcomed me "home" keep pointing me back … Continue reading In Freedom & Confidence
Kenya Believe It?
Is the day finally here?! Is it already time to go?! I’ve been praying over and hoping for this since early December of last year. God’s timing is always perfect as we know...but often forget since we like to take matters into our own hands and think we know exactly when everything should happen. If … Continue reading Kenya Believe It?
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