Loneliness, Isolation, and Solitude… Oh My!

“But the devil sees to it that we seldom get alone.” A.W. Tozer What? I thought the devil wanted us to be alone, where we can be vulnerable for attack. We’re supposed to live in community and relationship, right? After all, God himself said, “It’s not good that man should be alone.” I believe there…

Trekking Testimony

70 miles in 8 days of trekking. From an altitude of 4,265 Ft to 17,769 ft. From temps in the 80s to the 20s. One of the things that captured my attention and my heart was how much the environment could change in such a short time. I occupied my mind during the first day…

Is He Enough?

When I was a teenager I began to encounter God in times of worship, and I distinctly remember seeing a picture every time we sang songs of surrender, songs telling Jesus that we would give everything for Him, because He is ALL we need. The picture He gave me was like an invitation, or even…

Let Go, Let it Grow

The transition ending my time in Thailand and beginning a new journey is coming… SOON. Honestly, I was feeling pretty discouraged about it for a couple weeks. Things aren’t exactly where I would have wanted them to be with the people and ministries I’ve been pouring into. I thought with enough preparation I would be…

Not a Victim to the Battles

We all have battles. I don’t know about you, but my battles have seemed to increase recently. I don’t feel like I have had any time of relief to recover or process through each one, the fiery darts of the enemy just keep coming in my ministry, my family, and my environment. It all seemed…

When Loyalty Became Boring

I love my generation. I believe that God has so much in store for us. We are unique, radical, free-thinking, non-judgmental, genuine, free, and innovative. But we’ve paid a price for our freedom and innovation, and I believe one of the things we’ve exchanged for innovation is loyalty. Actually, even I don’t necessarily want to…

Unwrapping Promises

Lately, I’ve been meditating on the promises of God. Sometimes I think of the promises of God vaguely… like that He will use me, that He has called me, etc. Which is true! Or I may think of the promises He’s given in the Word of God. But I don’t usually think of or remember…

Wilderness Faith

Hidden away in the hearts of many “believers” is a secret. It’s a secret that the heart itself often doesn’t recognize, and if it is realized, the heart doesn’t know how to remedy it. It’s a space that contradicts the very identity of a believer, like a pocket of air contained within a vessel of…

My Desert, My Gift

He’s the one who graciously leads us into the green pastures and He’s the one who graciously walks with us through the valley of the shadow of death

20 Days Social Media Detox

This is a reflection on 20 days without social media or any internet usage. I will be using iMessage and phone calls because I live in Thailand and very few people (mainly my family and a couple of team members here) iMessage me. I decided to write this diary of sorts to show the effect…

Roads and Signs

Here in Nepal, things are not always as you expect or anticipate them to be. This whole trip has been that way, but I should have known it would be. Everything from our Thai visa processing, to transportation, to even making simple phone calls has been longer or more complicated then it should have been. Right…

A Tribute to Process

“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” Joseph Campbell I didn’t plan to work with Asian Mission Outreach (AMO) when I joined Go To Nations (my…