Love.

Love my God, love my people around me, love the work of my hands and passion of my heart.

Here you’ll find my heart poured out. Jesus, travel, the adventure of it all! Grab a cup of joe, the Word of Life, and get snuggled in!

 

Release for Peace

“Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-burdened…” Anyone else looking around at our world and incredulously asking, “Really though, what is going on?!” I’ve been weighed down by the heaviness of it all; and I’ve avoided the news more than I probably should have since I want to be adequately informed. Somehow I […]

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. […]

Letters to the Church

What if the world saw a people with peace that surpasses comprehension, an inexpressible joy, and immeasurable greatness of power in the Spirit? Herein lies the call of the Church!

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 […]

The Alchemist

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 […]

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 […]

Busy Busy

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 […]

There Is Victory

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:18) After spending a tumultuous year abroad on the mission field, I clung to this promise from Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. “Our present sufferings” for me was the feeling of being misunderstood, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Masai Mara Safari

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]