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

10 Ways to Travel ‘Out of the Box’

 Researched and Written by Kelli Klaus (originally written as an article pitch for Foxnews.com, but as it wasn't used, I figured I should still get the advice out.) Americans are shaking out their numb, cubicle-trapped legs, packing their bags, and hitting the road -or the air- this summer. Warmer months are certainly the time to … Continue reading 10 Ways to Travel ‘Out of the Box’

Input Junkie

I'm an advice-taking kind of girl. Give me constructive criticism, personal opinion, or experiential knowledge, and I'll soak it up like a sponge. I really only realized this trait in me after taking the "Personal Strengths" test freshman year of college, and this ambiguous word "Input" showed up on the list. Turns out I like … Continue reading Input Junkie