Make Your Mission More Than a Trip

Time after time I’ve wondered if anyone would ever uncover a ‘cure’ for those post-mission trip blues… If you’ve ever gone on a mission trip, you know that your sole focus is Jesus. Serving others in Jesus’ name, building intentional relationships with others, inspiring,  encouraging, and challenging each other to grow closer in their relationship … More Make Your Mission More Than a Trip

empty / half-empty / half-full / overflowing

Have you heard of the Bucket Man? He encouraged others to be kind, fill people’s buckets (not be a bucket dipper), make them feel important, love them, and live life with them? (click here to learn more) Well, as followers of Christ we are called to be bucket fillers. If you call yourself a Christian, by definition you are a … More empty / half-empty / half-full / overflowing

So Much More Than a Random Road Trip // Omaha, Nebraska

So much more than a random road trip. This piece is broken up into 4 parts: PRE-TRIP (what). TRIP (so-what). REFLECTION (now what). CLOSING THOUGHT (just that). PRE TRIP: (what). During Winter Break 2016 the Volunteer Center at Central Michigan University sent roughly 18 Alternative Break (AB) trips all across the states. Sign ups for … More So Much More Than a Random Road Trip // Omaha, Nebraska

10 Good-to-Knows

There are some things in life that you don’t get a chance to learn until you learn them the hard way. There are also some things that I have thoughtfully been taught. Some people may not have not been taught some of these. I wanted to share 10 things that I consider general life lessons or … More 10 Good-to-Knows

DAY 001 || YEAR 021

As I begin another adventure filled trip around the sun, I reflect on a journal entry my (roughly) 13-year-old self wrote. I didn’t know then the truth in which it would resonate with me many years later. [ PSA – the original grammar remains, so please excuse the (many) mistakes in advance ] “Some people are … More DAY 001 || YEAR 021

Dark Places Amidst the Land of the Midnight Sun ☀️

Foreword: I wrote this piece some time ago while in AK. I postponed sharing it then, because even for myself (at the time) it was too fresh to share (on my mind and in my heart). After giving it some time to settle, I had the concept reappear again in my studies (She Reads Truth), and I knew … More Dark Places Amidst the Land of the Midnight Sun ☀️

She Is

‘She is delightfully chaotic; a beautiful mess. Loving her is a splendid adventure.’ // I’ve never met Steve Maraboli before, but those written words of his can unexpectedly pierce the heart of a gal casually scrolling on Tumblr just as swiftly as they danced across the screen. // My story doesn’t quite fit that puzzle … More She Is