There are a decent amount of friends posting on social media about this liturgical season in the desert. Ash Wednesday memes are truly out of this world and there are selfies galore and let's not forget the goodbyes from our faithful friends posting "see ya at Easter" which seem to parallel the full parking lots and Sunday friends … Continue reading Some Media Inspiration to Actually Do Lent.
Dear college student (or mom, if you're reading this), Right now over a hundred on-fire college students are en route to Tiger, Georgia to go to the sweetest mountains for John 15. John 15 is a retreat for former Life Teen Summer Missionaries. So many dear and wonderful people are about to attend perhaps the best … Continue reading When You’re Not A Summer Missionary Anymore
DISCLAIMER: This will not be the best blog post you will ever read. I had my reservations in sharing this seeing as it comes from a touchy subject that has been a heavy cross for me this past year. The first draft of this was written in January of 2016... I found it buried in my … Continue reading A Heavy Heart in Half-Hearted Relationships (and Other Rants)
Perhaps it is a good thing that my deepest writing endeavors end at my precious little WordPress, which has a cult following of maybe one person who actually knows me in my personal life (hey, you rock... whoever you are) and the rest are yet-to-meet friends who just so happened to have pressed "follow" when … Continue reading Here’s to Writing More (Life Update)
Have you ever thought about the different memories we have linked to various songs? No matter how many times I listen to a song the same memories and feelings will come back to me. Songs, harmonies, words... they hold themselves like a time capsule. This became an intriguing thought to me, so I sat down … Continue reading Songs with Memories
One time I was with a friend and someone joked about a "bromance". We all hear that term often. Cute reference at first glance, common even. Quickly, another friend added, "I hate that phrase... why does masculine bond have to be sexualized?" I have never viewed that word the same way since. Masculine friendship, the … Continue reading The Art of Masculine Friendship
Prologue Excuse the fact that I'm typing this within the last few hours of #BeAMissionaryMonday . I planned on having this done last night. But life and ministry got in the way. Time got ahead of me, the people I serve became priority. I made a plan and God laughed. So now I'm posting this … Continue reading Why it’s #BeAMissionaryMonday
Recently, I attended a social gathering (for use of a nice word) of drunken idleness that reminded me of a really dull night I once experienced in the middle of my senior year of high school. Garbage music and loud vulgar seemed to be making up for how boring it was. As the minutes went by I found myself … Continue reading Enough With The Pedestal!
Adventures with New Zealanders Once upon a time my wonderful sister in Christ Leigh messaged me about a possible rendezvous in Florida, so that she and her friend Eloise could go to Universal Studios and DisneyWorld. They both were getting ready to serve as Summer Missionaries at Life Teen Camp Hidden Lake. The problem was … Continue reading Radical Hospitality and Dying to Self
I enjoy days like today. Currently I am home in St. Petersburg with my parents, enjoying the week off of work. I had a productive afternoon planned I woke up early and drove my dad down to Downtown St. Petersburg. My dad and I took the scenic route, talking about baseball and the right streets … Continue reading Days Like Today