one word 2015:: home

in lieu of new year’s resolutions (and to show support and solidarity with the #oneword365 movement), i’ve spent the last several januarys of my life carefully choosing a word that i hope will shape the coming year. this is perfect for me for a couple different reasons:

a) it doesn’t lock me into anything. selecting a word over a resolution is open-ended. it leaves room for mistakes and loose ends, and it allows the … Read the rest

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in a week and a half, i am returning to Liberia for another six months, my fifth trip since late 2008. in the four years i’ve been involved in missions, my entire world has been turned upside down. i’m constantly on the go (which is exhausting for a creature of habit like myself), rarely spending much time in one place before heading off to a new one. my days in Liberia are nothing … Read the rest

winter

Today is October 23rd, the heart of autumn. Nearly harvest time. Typically my favorite part of the year. I love this season. Lately, God’s been showing me, however, the significance of spiritual seasons as well as the physical, revealing to me that the two aren’t always the same. My body is in the midst of autumn—but every other part of me is in the middle of a winter.

In winter, everything is quiet. … Read the rest

spent the last week traveling around Washington state with my Orphan Relief and Rescue family. 

highlights:
breathtaking beauty at Hurricane Ridge, laughing at the trek through the rainforest, hearing God speak, catching up with old friends, purple starfish at the pier, the vivid teal of Crescent Lake, ice cream at night, coffee galore, praying for each other, authentic worship, sunlight on my face, communion and community.

the list could go on forever. life is sweet. … Read the rest

spent the last week traveling around Washington state with my Orphan Relief and Rescue family. 

highlights:
breathtaking beauty at Hurricane Ridge, laughing at the trek through the rainforest, hearing God speak, catching up with old friends, purple starfish at the pier, the vivid teal of Crescent Lake, ice cream at night, coffee galore, praying for each other, authentic worship, sunlight on my face, communion and community.

the list could go on forever. life is sweet. … Read the rest

spent the last week traveling around Washington state with my Orphan Relief and Rescue family. 

highlights:
breathtaking beauty at Hurricane Ridge, laughing at the trek through the rainforest, hearing God speak, catching up with old friends, purple starfish at the pier, the vivid teal of Crescent Lake, ice cream at night, coffee galore, praying for each other, authentic worship, sunlight on my face, communion and community.

the list could go on forever. life is sweet. … Read the rest