Take the Risk

The word God gave me for 2020 is “Risk”. This was mostly inspired by having just read the book The Heavenly Man, which completely wrecked me for the normal. It’s about Brother Yun, who was a minister in China who was imprisoned, beaten, tortured, and ridiculed for sharing the Gospel. There’s so many parts of…

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…

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…

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