Those Experiences that Change You

I came back from a short-term missions trip over a week ago, and I’m still realizing all the ways the trip changed me. I recognized some changes as they were happening. I could literally feel my heart shifting. But other changes I’m only recognizing now. The absence of weights that used to be present. The added […]

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Compelled By Love (Nearly Thirty and Caught Up in the Possibilities)

I’ve been thinking about myself a lot lately. Even more than usual. Mostly because I’m about to turn 30, and that seems like a fitting time to take stock. Who am I and where am I headed? I just came back from a missions trip to Indonesia on Monday, and that trip helped me gain […]

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Boracay: Not Just a Tourist

Just got back from a week in Boracay. (It’s one of the more famous beautiful Philippine islands, if you were unaware.) It was gorgeous. White, soft sand. Clear blue water stretching as far as the eye can see. Puffy clouds, blue skies, hand-painted sunsets, twinkling stars. That’s Boracay. But while I met some cool people, did a lot […]

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New Beginning

I did not think today was going to be a good day. After the shortest summer vacation of my life (one week), I didn’t think I would be ready to go back to school. But today turned out to be surprisingly great. It started with the lovely surprise of finding my whiteboard and desk had been […]

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Cambodia: Tears of Love

I had an amazing time doing missions in Cambodia last week. Going into the trip I was excited to release joy, freedom, and healing to the people of Cambodia, but as I reflect back on all God did through my team, I realize that the most powerful thing we brought to Cambodia was our love. […]

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The Best Birthday of My Life (thus far)

Last week I had my first birthday on a mission trip. It was hands down the best birthday of my life. People were healed through my prayers (their eyes shining at me with joy, wonder, and gratefulness). For the first time, I could see with my own eyes the effect of my healing prayers: one […]

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Back from Australia Missions!

Just got back from a missions trip to Australia last Thursday! I’m still processing the trip and everything that happened, but I can definitely say that I’ve returned a different person than when I left. I feel refreshed and empowered. I have so much clarity about life. What led to this change? Was it witnessing […]

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