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, […]

Your True Name

Lift up your head, O Amsterdam! Cast off your shame like a cloak; Let it fall from your shoulders As the ‪shadows fall‬ from the trees under the noonday sun. Let your righteousness shine like the dawn; Let your salvation blaze like a burning torch. Too long have you lived in oppression; Too long have […]

Spring Is Coming to Russia

Russia. What went through your mind as you read that word? Bitter cold? Putin? Siberia? Incredible figure skaters? Each of us have feelings and emotions that are associated with certain words and places. When I hear the word “Russia,” the things that go through my mind are a bit different. My future home. Dreams. God’s call. […]

Captivated and Victorious

I am a raging war zone. My heart screams for a cease fire, while my head demands a body count. I have been condemned to no man’s land. My soul has acquired a Forlorn Hope, compiled of all the joy and strength I used to carry. This girl before you, she’s losing her sense and […]