When we're fearful of anything, we should run to God and claim an identity that isn't rooted in fear but rooted in the thought that the Creator cares so much about the creation, that even though we're damaged, we're still masterpieces to Him.
In my daily life, there are things that I enjoy that are common among most people and there are things I enjoy that probably only 3 people in the world enjoy. I enjoy hanging out with my dog, Maggie (named after the late Princess Margaret of Windsor), sitting in coffee shops, and going for walks. … Continue reading Shall we gather ’round the table?
Have you ever taken one of those personality type tests and thought, 'shoot...this is sooo me'? I'm not talking about a Buzzfeed "which type of dog are you?" test (I'm a Great Dane by the way), but something like the Meyers-Briggs or the TKI or the Enneagram. Just like each test, I think each person has … Continue reading Knowing Yourself: the Enneagram
This morning during my devotional time, I was struck by a couple things in Ephesians 4. First, living a life worthy of calling (v 1). Second, Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love (v 2). Finally, Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in … Continue reading Embodying Kindness, Showing Compassion
I have been feeling particularly bummed for a few weeks now. I think part of it is because a lot of my friends from school are now getting their first calls and I want to celebrate with them but it's hard to do when you're hundreds of miles away. The other part is that I'm … Continue reading Finding my Sabbath
On December 24th 2017, I served my last Sunday at Austintown Community Church. I wasn't asked to leave by the church board or senior pastor or denomination, but I left because I felt called to serve my home community in a new and unique way and to be closer to family as well. And while … Continue reading Seasons
I had the opportunity and privilege to speak at Camp Mission Meadows for their junior high camp a couple weeks ago. It was a week of 120+ junior highers taking a week out of their summer to appreciate who God called them and is calling them to be. One camper wrote a song about my … Continue reading Reflection 2017
Hi, everyone! I just wanted to update you all on a few things. First, I'm working on getting some great guests to speak with us on the Pod. So stay tuned for a list to come up by the middle of July. Secondly, I've been working on finding a medium to record the phone conversations, … Continue reading Just an Update
pi·e·tism /ˈpīəˌtizəm/: pious sentiment, especially of an exaggerated or affected nature. (Thanks, Google!) The Evangelical Covenant Church voted in 1885 to band together as Mission Friends committed to the Word of God and committed to each other, through good and bad. It would be inaccurate, and perhaps a bit inerrant, to fail to highlight two themes … Continue reading Pietism
I'll be forthcoming and honest in the sentence that follows. I love reading blogs and listening to podcasts, albeit I have no experience in doing either one. So this is exciting for me (and I hope for you too). If you've read the about section you'll know that this started as an idea while taking History … Continue reading No. 1: Trajectory