A famous Missionary once wrote, “Wherever you are, be all there.” I read these words in a journal written by a courageous Missionary who not only lived a life of “All There” but he was “All In”. The documentation of his journey and walk with Christ challenged me as a young Christian to look deeper [...]
Where Did HE Go?…
For the last 6 weeks I have not been blogging. I’ve had so many blog thoughts rush through my head and emotions shoot through my heart, but my time has not allowed me the freedom to divide my interests. Single focused, hand to the plow dedication, I have been unapologetically given to the mission at [...]
Hidden In Plain Sight…
On the door step of Hell our students stood pushing back darkness. A brothel on one side and an open market on the other side. The wall of the brothel separated light from darkness. Men began climbing to the top of the wall when they heard the music of the gospel drama our students were [...]
We All Know That ‘ONE KID’…
This week we had Spring Picture Day at my kids elementary school. On Monday, the kids and I talked and I said I would pick them up a new outfit to wear for ‘Spring Pictures’. I enjoy shopping, so this was a treat for me as much as it was for them. As I talked [...]
Who Told You That?
This past year I have been doing a lot of 'soul-searching' to discover what ‘lies’ I have adopted as ‘truth’ in my life. For example, for two years I avoided and refused to believe that I was qualified to step into a ministry role where I would lead a non-profit mission organization. I kept telling [...]
“What My Momma NEVER Told Me…”
Here lately I’ve been thinking about what it means to live Authentically, Serve Fearlessly, and Love Whole-Heartily. Thinking on these things took me to the book of Genesis chapters 1 and 2. I began digging through the Hebrew texts about the forming of the first WOman. I wanted to know How was she formed? How [...]
THE GOSPEL TRUMPS EVERY FAIRY TALE…
Recently I had the opportunity to sit with some folks that were walking in a lot of hopelessness. They had lost their home, ran out of their own country, watched helplessly as tragedy struck their family. They were traumatized by their loss and paralyzed emotionally by their pain. They sat in front of me weeping. [...]
Process…It’s A Love Hate Relationship!
So, I recently spent a few days in a Middle Eastern nation working with Syrian Refugees. While there, I was able to share this ministry with some incredible young people. (19-25 yr olds) They were from Europe, USA, Africa, & the Middle East. They had given a year of their life to being discipled and [...]
“The Pushy Dead…”
There is a unique (i.e. None like it in the world!) cemetery in front of the Eastern walls in Jerusalem. It is said to be the biggest cemetery in all of Israel. Inside it is filled with those that believe if they are buried there that they will meet Jesus “First” upon His return. As [...]
Be Anxious For Nothing…
Recently I had what I would call a “meltdown.” I know, I know, I’m a 40 year old woman. Do I seriously still have meltdowns?! Please, no judgement. I know I’m not alone in this! So, yes, yes I do! I’m not proud of it, but it happens, right?!🤦♀️ I was at home working on [...]
Where Hope & Forgiveness Collide…
So I’ve Been Reflecting..... Every time I open Facebook I get this daily reminder from Time Hop of a new event which happened on the very same day. It may be 1 year, 7 years or 10 years that shows up. Today, 4 years ago showed up and boy did it take me back! You [...]
“Expect Great Things from God…”
Today I sat with a couple that had just won 10 non-churched kids to Christ! All in a public school -Christian after school program. Their eyes filled with tears as they talked about how God showed up at the right time and just moved on the children. As they talked I kept rehearsing in my [...]
This morning I woke up with a promise that “His mercies are new EVERY morning." The last few months have been a little rough. I feel the words to the new hit song, 'This is Me" by The Greatest Showman, echo through my heart. “When the sharpest words wanna cut me down,...." Accusations, lies, half-truths slung [...]
I love the first of the year. I get excited as I pray about what the next year will hold. I always pray God will give me a word or a verse that will be a “theme” for what He has planned for me. You see, I have a big imagination. When I travel I [...]
How Looking Back Helped Me TRIUMPH In Moving Forward…
It was 1999 and God had gripped my heart and called me to go live in West Africa. In obedience I bought a one-way ticket to Africa! It was one of the most exciting and scariest times of my life. I was sure that God was going to move powerfully in this dark Islamic Country. [...]
Did You Know… You Don’t Have To FLEX Anymore!
So in the recent months I have picked up a new habit of going to the gym. You see for the last two years God has been convicting me of getting in shape. As much I knew His voice was speaking, I kept delaying obedience. Now - I know I’m not alone! How many times [...]
I Had Been Asking The Wrong Question, For Years…
It seems like yesterday I was just a kid trying to figure out all the big decisions in life. What classes should I take? What test did I need to pass to qualify for the college I desired? What career should I choose? Who will I marry? Or is God calling me to singleness? The [...]
Does God Ordain The “Spiritual” Sucker Punch?
We have all had those moments, right? When it feels like your trying your hardest and all you need is for everything to remain stable enough to get through the crisis. Your okay with change, just not in the middle of when your trying to hold down the fort. I don’t know about you, but [...]
Changing One Word in my day turned my living “Out of Sorts” to living On Mission…
I love reflecting on the adventures God has taken me on in the past. I get such joy out of recalling the details of how He moved at the exact moment that I needed Him most. How in my crisis he was right there providing and comforting. In fact, I wish every morning I would [...]
How Your Struggle, Is A Gospel Bridge To Another…
Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak at my church. Each month we have this really creative missional outreach. It may seem kinda unusual, but we have what has now been coined a monthly “Pet Pantry”. I know that sounds a little strange to the normal church ear, but it has really been one of [...]
What Naked People Taught Me About The Gospel…
It was on the brink of the early 2000‘s around 2001. I had the opportunity to go into northern Uganda. It was the first time I wore a bulletproof vest to take the gospel to an Unreached people group. This people group didn’t have a Bible or Church in their own language. They were known [...]
Awaken to Worship..
I love mornings when I crawl out of bed with a song in my heart. I begin my morning worshiping and reflecting on the beauty and bigness of God. I feel my emotions rise inside of me and I just can't get enough of basking in His presence. In fact, I wish every morning I [...]
Why Trusting God is NEVER disappointing…
One of the greatest lessons I've ever learned about trusting God, comes from a smelly fish market in West Africa. Half a mile before we even got close we knew what was coming. The stench of sun baked fish, some fresh from the ocean, others days old, rotting in the scorching heat of the African [...]
“Expect Great things from God, Attempt Great things for God”…
I had just done a teaching with 30 high school and college students quoting William Carey's classic motto, "Expect Great things from God, Attempt Great things for God" We were gearing ourselves up to head out for a full day of ministry, but we had no idea what God had in store for us. For [...]
“Your Place of Pain, is your Place of Reign”
Recently my husband and I returned from a Retreat designed for Pastors and their wives. It was a huge blessing and I can't remember a time I felt so poured into and just cherished by God. On the retreat we had an incredible Godly couple who stepped away from their own flock and used this [...]
Welcome to my blog!
I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to share a little bit of my life with you. I would like to begin by recapping some of the incredible stories of what God did this last summer. My family had the opportunity to go into West Africa and lead a Medical / Chronological Bible Storytelling Mission. Hope [...]