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
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
The other day I was walking down the streets of Chicago and I passed a dad and son holding hands crossing the street. The father held his son’s hand tightly so as to keep him from running out into traffic. The sight that caught my eye was not the father, but was the son. I … Continue reading The Ultimate Relationship
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?
When I think back on this past month, I’m amazed at all that has happened. In such a short time, God has stretched and grown me in so many ways. I’ve been reminded of the importance of Christian friends, the encouragement of others, the pain of loss, and the growth God provides through trials. In … Continue reading Wounded Healers