The Table

My husband and I have the insane privilege of serving on Young Life Staff, an incredible organization made up of people who love Jesus and hold the impossible idea that we are to reach “every kid, everywhere for eternity.” Every four years, the mission gathers its staff from the corners of the earth – this year … More The Table

He Sees Me

I just returned home from a sweet and refreshing {and a wee bit exhausting} weekend at Great Wolf Lodge with over 700 of my dear friends who co-labor together in the crazy ministry of Young Life. At this regional leadership retreat, we worshipped, studied, listened, prayed and laughed. Some people grew moss whilst waiting in lines for the slides that … More He Sees Me

Sticks and Stones…. {The issue of “calling.”}

Words can cut, yes? There is this word that is cavalierly wielded in Christian circles that I believe has left many a scar. The word is “calling.” We ask with urgency and desperation, “What is our calling?” We say no, we wait, we tentatively walk forward in some areas, yet we feel shackled, listening with bated … More Sticks and Stones…. {The issue of “calling.”}

Fear

I wrote several weeks back about my amazing young friend who battled cancer. What I didn’t write about was the immediate aftermath in my own mind and heart when I first learned of her diagnosis. I had been following Brit Merrick’s blog about his daughter Daisy, and her fight with leukemia, one which she courageously … More Fear

Freeway Driving

So that last post was about being at a crossroads… having options in front of you and wondering which door to walk through. College decisions and job opportunities and numerous hot boys with excellent character trying to date you and such. But what about those seasons when you are driving along and WANTING options, looking … More Freeway Driving

Intersections

A lot of my young adult life, I found myself seized with indecision, so desirous of God’s will, of what people described as His best., and yet so uncertain of where He was directing me, how to hear from Him, whether or not I was hearing from Him, that I just spun myself in circles … More Intersections

Baaaaa.

In my years following Jesus, I have spent a lot of time pondering and trying to answer this question… “How do you hear God’s voice?!”  No matter what age or stage of life, there is this desire in us to hear, to know the voice of God who says things like “Call to me and … More Baaaaa.

Loaded

I have been thinking for weeks about this idea that for as many people as there are out there, there are varying definitions of GOD. In light of this sermon, I began wrestling with who I believe God to be. What are the assumptions I have made? How has culture shaped and filled in the blanks … More Loaded