We’re knot all in the same boat…

Well, this was the last week of the School of Navigation and Seamanship, which means lots of “see you later” and “goodbyes.”  In YWAM though, it is rarely a forever goodbye.  The relationships I have made here, I believe, will stay with me for the rest of my life.  I am so excited to see where the […]

Commitment isn’t my strong suit….

Asking me to make a commitment is about as easy as giving a cat a bath. I loathe commitments. I always feel locked in, stuck, and claustrophobic by their restraints. Knowing my hate for commitments, I have decided to make one. This one is a two-year, nerve-wracking contract. I have decided, only through God’s guiding […]

New place. New people. New mission.

Darkness. Complete darkness. Not a scary or unknown darkness, but tranquil and sleepy. Then a noticeable rocking both to and fro, slowly increasing in intensity. Light flooding the pupils as eyes open, and the darkness fades. The realization that the world isn’t moving, but the wake from a departing ferry is causing the ship to […]

Why I’m clueless, and why you should be too.

When I first heard The Lord speak to me about going into the mission field, I wanted to know exactly what His long-term plans were.  My desire to understand what was in store for me soon blinded me from His desire for spontaneity.  It took me many (thank goodness minor) mistakes for me to realize that His […]

A city worth 40,000…

Some cities have a way sticking in your memory forever.  The aroma of bread baking; street performers exhausted from a day’s work; architecture that takes you back in time.   Rome.  It’s a city that I proudly spent about 40,000 steps per day exploring and still didn’t see everything my heart desired. Arriving back to […]

It seems basic, but we all need this reminder…

Persecution.  It is almost the norm today for most.  In a world divided in so many ways, it is hard to keep your eyes on what really matters. A few days ago my little sister Isabella sent me this.  I am very proud of the words she said, and It is a great foundational reminder […]