“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 […]

New year, new what?

What do you want from this next year? If you could dream without limits, what would you do? Life is too short for dreams that don’t make it, hopes that fade away, and settling for less than what Jesus died for on the cross.

The Secret to Happiness

I call it the Lottery Syndrome. We might not be out there spending our money on scratch-offs, but we are constantly buying the latest and greatest piece of technology and hoping it provides more joy than the thing we just upgraded.

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