When I finished the World Race, I knew exactly what I was doing next. Go home. Work as a server at my favorite downtown spot for 7 months. Leave again in August to be a Squad Leader. The Lord had really impressed it upon my heart while we were in Ecuador last August that this … Continue reading When Jesus Waits
I spent Easter weekend with some friends in Utah, exploring Zion National Park. If you haven’t been there yet, put it on your list ASAP. Especially if you like to go outside and be adventurous and what not. We drove through the night on Thursday, then stayed three nights and left late Monday morning. But … Continue reading Zion National Park
I just read the story about Gideon. I've read it about 100 times before, but for whatever reason it was like I was reading it for the first time. There are many parts to his story, but the one that stands out to me is right at the beginning. The Angel of the Lord appears … Continue reading Gideon
In 2017, I began a quest to read 50 books. It's just about one a week for the entire year. I love to read, so I thought it couldn't be too hard, right? Well it sure started off great. I read America's First Daughter in January, and absolutely loved it. Couldn't put it down. There was … Continue reading America’s First Daughter
Every morning, I sit at my desk with a hot drink and my bible and I read about Jesus. I watch the sun come up. I eat my breakfast. And I try to find the stillness that was so readily available while I was on the World Race. Sometimes I pray. Sometimes I sing. Sometimes … Continue reading If we are faithless…
Classic. In every sense of the word. I couldn't believe that this was written in the early 1800's. The scandal, the love, the basic human needs are so similar and relevant today. The language was beautiful, and Charlotte Bronte kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire novel. I bought this book … Continue reading Jane Eyre
Current obsession. I was introduced to this band on The World Race this year. Seriously, I can't stop listening. Check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSol3_QZaaI
I took my first trip ever to New York last week. Man, it was something. Crazy. Beautiful. Cold. Vibrant. The energy there is tangible. So here's a quick look at my itinerary! Day 1 I immediately got on the subway and headed to Times Square. And guess what happened when I came up from underground? … Continue reading New York.
One of the main things I hope to do with this blog is encourage Americans to explore. Take a holiday. Take a vacation. See something new. I also hope to encourage Americans to stay in hostels! WHAT?! Aren't those dangerous? Isn't it weird to share a room with strangers? Do we even have those in the … Continue reading Philadelphia
I spent the last year on The World Race, an 11 month mission trip to 11 countries. My greatest lessons learned were about intimacy with the Lord, discipleship, and the importance of living in Biblical community. All of those things sounded completely foreign to me a year ago, but now I don't know how to … Continue reading Brave.