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…

The Journey to Breakthrough

Have you ever thought about what it takes to get breakthrough in an area of your life? I think I’ve always thought of breakthrough being catalyzed by an event, a word, or supernatural encounter. But my perspective has begun to change. I’ve realized that breakthrough isn’t something that will just happen to me, I need…

Moved by Love

I held a girl’s small frame tightly in my arms as her tears overflowed from her cheeks and spilled onto our feet. I wanted to squeeze her until she truly felt and believed that she was loved. My compassion stirred for the Thai people as I realized that not one of them was left in…

Laying Down, Leveling Up

As I’ve been entering into my second year of my apprenticeship here in Thailand the Lord has been speaking to me of breakthrough, of going to another level with Him. I originally sensed Him speaking this about worship, but now I’m seeing that He is also wanting to bring me to a greater level of…

Top Secret

Not much we do these days is done in secret. A glimpse at Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, or Snapchat, can tell us what most of our friends and acquaintances are up to, no matter where they are in the world. Any moment of our lives that is vaguely interesting or noteworthy can be posted for…

A Year on the Mountain

People used to tell me “If God told you all the plans He has for your life at once you wouldn’t be able to handle it.” And I liked when people said that, because it communicated to me unfathomable potential. It made my imagination start brimming with signs, wonders, miracles, ministries, reputation, travel, opportunity. It…

Treasured Delays

Chris pulled the emergency break and the car came to a halt, smoke suddenly rising up from the front wheels. This didn’t seem good. We had only been on this steep, winding road for about 15 minutes and had at least half an hour to go. This seemed to be the road-less-traveled, we hadn’t seen…

Every Little “Yes”

“Yes” It’s a short word that rolls of our tongue every single day. But at times it’s not so simple to say. Sometimes a “yes” carries with it a sacrifice. Sometimes we feel ourselves sliding back to our toddler days and all we want to say is “NO!” and throw our food on the floor,…

Expecting the Unknown

It was just after the peak of the afternoon, the sun began to teeter to the side of the sky and the shadows began to stretch, the cool of the evening so far yet so close. Yet, for me the opportunities of the day were just beginning.  The temple was bustling with activity as Jews…

SELAH

I sat with my feet dangling over the edge of the rough brick wall, my heartbeat and breath still in synch with the rhythm of my run, and looked out over the bulky, steadily moving river beneath me. I let the water fill my vision. To my left, beyond what my eyes could see, was…