How to Hear the Voice of God

I remember the first time I sat down to spend time with God with the full intention of hearing what he had to say. I had my Bible, my journal, my cup of coffee; I was ready. I was focused, eager, and slightly terrified. “What if I can’t hear anything? What if I am the […]

True Success In Planning

In a World that expects success and scorns the idle, planning remains key. Life seems too short to let your dreams and aspirations be left to chance or faith. Right? Why not just plan it all out so that you know those things will come to pass? That leaves little doubt as to why you […]

What Are the Benefits of a Gap Year?

Diligent students might cringe at the idea of waiting to go to college, wondering, “Won’t that put me behind?” We’d like to answer that question with another question: “Behind what?” It’s your life, and it’s not a competition.

Can I Do Missions?

“I wasn’t made to be a missionary,” I told her. “I’m not good enough to do that type of stuff.” Four years ago, talking on the phone with my friend that was trying to get me to come do a DTS, I told her that I was going to go to college and work a […]

A Legacy of Passion

“There was once a woman who was pursued by two men. Both claimed to love her, both declared their undying passion. One day while they both were visiting, contending to win her over, the door of the house burst open. In came a man holding a gun. Speaking to the woman, he began demanding she […]

Launched into My Calling

When I was a kid, I loved being outside and playing games with my siblings. One of our favorite activities was jumping on the trampoline behind our house. Spare moments would be quickly spent by running outside and bounding onto it. We would jump and bounce as high as we could, attempt flips and tricks, […]