Beautifully Blooming

Eloquent efflorescence– it’s the new phrase that lingers around my life. It scents my hands as I serve someone other than myself; it kisses my cheek when I find my comfort in the Lord amidst hurt; it graces my shoulders when I turn my back on self-doubt. I have chosen to believe my Lord when…

With a Heavy Heart 

Dear, sweet children of God, I write this to introduce something that has been constantly in my Spirit so heavy that I must speak out. It is a very controversial topic, especially among my generation…but know, that if you disagree with me on this issue, I once was in your shoes myself. But I have…

Tears and Trembling

Well, I cried in school today. I was just watching a lecture, as usual, and at the end they added a video testimony from mission work in Papua New Guinea. The testimony was so awe-inspiring– the movement in the people was truly God-given. Plus watching the scene unfold answered my question from a passage I…

God Speaking

Why don’t churches talk about this issue often? Why is it even something up for debate? I don’t understand how one can believe in having a personal relationship with Christ without also believing that He speaks to you and knowing how He does so. However, sometimes this topic is shied away from… But not today,…

From Failure to Freedom

This was one of my journal entries from the beginning of the week. I’m posting it here because from the beginning to the end, you can see God’s hand in my thoughts and life, revealing truth and error and coming to comfort me in time of need. It was too precious not to share for…

Community

The mission: unity in community and in His presence– to dwell with Him forever. To abide. To abide in Him. To abide in His love.   “I will be your God and you will be my people.” (See 2 Corinthians 6:16) We belong, darlings. We belong. We belong to each other– we are joint heirs with Christ!…

Unspoken Words: a response

Because most days in life I only get to nod and smile whilst dying inside //  These are some of my many thoughts on the subject of missions abroad vs at home I had a conversation last week and it got me to thinking (as most conversations do). I had just told this woman that…

The Human Race 

I want to live a life of beauty  for all world to see but only for their eyes to fix on the Christ that lives in me I want to share all that I have  with those who have no home To be a friend to those in need  So they no longer roam  I want…

Pause.

“Few of us would choose just the life we live in this world. There are no chances, no accidents. Our ways are those of the Lord’s choosing– ways sadder, perhaps, but safer; rougher, perhaps, but surer; narrower, perhaps, but better than those of our own dreaming.” J.R. Miller, Daily Readings in the Life of Christ…

Praying + Practicing My Way To Perfection

I am really bad at consistency. And commitment. And courage. (And a whole host of other things that do not necessarily begin with the letter ‘c’…) But I’m trying my best to be a pleasing aroma to my Lord and am learning what it means to conquer in His strength, so today, I thought I…

Mountaintop

She stood, the altitude high, the air crisp and thin making it harder to breathe, her body aching from overuse, but still it was well beyond worth it. She had waited her entire life for this single moment. She had finally made it. She had prayed and climbed and climbed and prayed and fasted and…

An Open Book 

That I am not. But today, I’m cracking the window to my heart and letting the cool breeze of reflection in.  To my younger self– oh there’s so many things I would say. I would dry your tears and tell you that you’re missing the happiest days of your life longing for something else. Oh…