As I stood and looked at the street alley beneath my feet lined with used needles, old pregnancy tests, cigarette butts, and empty bottles, I felt the weight of evil surrounding me. This past week I had the chance to serve with a ministry in Tel Aviv called Abundant Life. They reach out to prostitutes in Israel by providing a … Continue reading The Weight of Sin
I have a confession to make: I often live my Christian life defensively. But I don't think I'm alone in this. You see, in a world where Satan, sin, and evil run rampant, it's easy to close our eyes and cover our ears in dismay. To become defensive. How can we keep sin out of the … Continue reading The Offensive Church
As many now know, I am studying abroad in Israel this semester! I've been here for two and a half weeks and will be here for another two months. It's been an amazing trip so far filled with memories and experiences that I'll carry with me forever. But as I've thought about what to write to … Continue reading In the Desert of Life
Singleness. A stage of life that every person goes through. The question is not if you will be single, but when, and for how long? For some it lasts only up to their early adult years but for some it lasts much longer--even a life time. But the statement is still true: singleness is an unavoidable … Continue reading The Beauty of Singleness
I've been planning to blog this past week, but haven't thought of a topic to write. But as I've often been reminded, when you don't know what to do, just start something. That's what I did and to be honest I didn't think of a topic until I was half way completed. This weekend I went home. It … Continue reading 31 Days of Gratitude
From the way I see life (and many others for that matter), the most impactful years of a person's life are in between the ages of 18-22. When you're in these years, no one quite knows what to call you. You're getting out of high school where most everything you did had to be okayed … Continue reading The Most Important Years of Your Life
Some thoughts God's been reminding me of regarding the importance of rest. Check it out!
Did you know that there are over seven billion people in the world today? While it can't be 100% confirmed, many demographers believe the number of people alive today outnumbers the amount of people that have ever lived and died before the 1950s combined. Did you know that among the 7 billion plus people alive today, there are over 16,000 … Continue reading Did You Know?
As I sit here in my dorm room, I'm blown away by the thought that in less than a week I'll be leaving Moody and Chicago for three months. It seems like it was just the other day when I moved here; yet at the same time it feels like I've been here for so long. As I … Continue reading Embrace the Journey
Today, I'm writing this on the first day without classes for spring break. I'm sitting at home in Bondurant, Iowa on a nice spring day. But I'm not supposed to be here. I'm supposed to be 8,283 miles away from here. Or so I thought. Let me explain. As some of you may already know, I played … Continue reading Three Reminders When God Closes a Door