To those of you who left America this summer... Know that the hardest part about leaving will be returning; know that the reverse-culture shock will often hit you harder than the initial culture shock of a new country; know that your thoughts might be irrational and offensive to others as you process your trip; have … Continue reading To Those Who Left; To Those Who Stayed
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
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
If there’s one thing that I always like to have, it’d be to always have a plan. Ever since I was in eighth grade, I’ve known what God is calling me to do with my life. I like to know what I’m going to be doing, why I’m doing it, and have a plan as … Continue reading Who’s in Control?
You’ve probably heard it said, “new year new me.” People say it when they plan to turn the calendar of their life and make changes. What is it about a new year that gives people motivation to make changes in their lives? Why is it that people can wake up just like any other day … Continue reading The Turn of the Calendar
In the early 1900s, The Times newspaper put out an article titled, “What’s Wrong with the World Today?” In response to this, famous author G.K. Chesterton wrote to The Times saying these simple words: “Dear Sir, I am. Yours, G.K. Chesterton.” How could such a wise and well respected man say this? Obviously he wasn’t … Continue reading What’s Wrong with the World Today?