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!

 

Sincere Love

Paul instructed the church in Rome to honor each other above themselves. “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Roman 12:12-13 My design is to bring the Good News of Jesus to the ends of the earth; my calling is to live […]

Welcome to Brazil! Bem-vindo ao Brasil!

After the standard “hurry up to wait” procedure at the airport, my travel mates Donna, Morgan, and I boarded our 10-hour flight from Chicago to São Paulo, Brazil. It was a seamless immigration procedure, adding another beautiful stamp to the passport! (Shoutout to Pops driving us Cedar Rapids to Chicago!) Our host papa Pastor Sebastião […]

I Am Sending You…

“My life has not fit into any real pattern, other than the fact that anything anybody else could not do or would not do God would drop into my spirit, and I would do it. Sometimes God sent me to a pastor, sometimes to a king, sometimes to a church that was praying. But everywhere […]

I’m Savoring this One: First Published Book!

If you haven’t seen the update posted to my social media pages, I have published my first book! The Lord be glorified for the completion of this work, for I needed His help every step of the way! It is a special revelation that deepens each time when I experience over and over again how […]

John Chau

Ever met someone who was just different? It was a flurry of introductions when the 50 of us college students landed in Tel Aviv, grabbed our bags, and loaded onto a bus. I don’t remember the first moment I met John Chau, but as the 10-day trip through Israel continued, it became clear to me […]

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 […]

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 […]

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