The Fear That Consumed

When I was a little girl, I had an unnatural fear of death.  Not the kind of fear that all young kids inevitably face – the fear of one day growing old and slowly fading away. No, I was paranoid. I had to wash my hands three times after touching anything that I hadn’t deemed […]

“Left, Right, or Straight?”

Adventure. What comes to mind when you hear that? It makes me excited and ready to go! I think of traveling and seeing beautiful things, trying to communicate with people who don’t speak my language, and eating delicious, yet strange, food. This year has definitely been a year full of adventures for me. I have […]

I met Jesus on my first mission trip.

It was the summer right before my senior year, and I thought I had my life figured out. I knew God existed, knew I needed to be a good person, but was hesitant about this whole Christianity thing. I knew plenty of Christians – and didn’t like most of them. But as I crossed the Ohio River in a church van, I had no idea that the course of my life was going to be drastically changed.

A Simple Question

“Are you tourists?” The city was called Solikamsk. I was walking with my Russian translator, lagging a bit behind the group because everything around me called to have it’s picture taken, when a woman handing out flyers approached us. Apparently she overheard us speaking in English because she asked: “Are you tourists?” I was surprised. […]

Free From Who I Was

So my story. Well, growing up Amish I had learned about Jesus and knew about Jesus. When I was 14, I got really tired of going to church and didn’t want to go to church anymore. I thought it was boring and I thought God was boring and I didn’t see anything exciting about who […]

Are You Willing To Suffer?

Have you ever heard someone make the vague yet popular statement, “I’m very passionate about this“?  It’s something that I feel like I hear a lot in today’s culture. “I have such a passion for music.” “Art is my true passion.” “I’m passionate about seeing the lost reached.” “I get so passionate when I talk about […]

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