The Rhythm of Love

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God is good. God is a creator. And when he creates, it is good. He created you. So that means you are good. God loves the good things that he made. That means he loves you. He loved you before you could even begin to understand what love is. He never stops loving you. Not even in your darkest moments. Not even on your cloudiest days. Every single day, he loves you the same. You may walk through your whole life never knowing his love for you, but that doesn't mean its not there. However, … [Read more...]

What’s Ahead?

As I take a moment to reflect and remember all the amazing places God has brought me over the last four and a half years, I recall that God has faithfully led me step by step. From my first trip to India as a fourteen-year-old, to my most recent overseas adventure as a team leader in Japan, I have truly tasted and seen my Savior’s goodness in my own life and in the far-flung corners of the world. I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on where I have been and share some exciting news … [Read more...]

In Every Season, He is Faithful.

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Well, friends, if you observe my life via Facebook at all, you probably know that I just got back from three incredible weeks helping lead an outreach in Japan. It was an amazing trip, full of challenge, fun, and great reward. It is truly awesome to simply follow God's voice and see where He brings us. I don't think there's anything more worthy of this life I have been given then simply choosing to live it in closeness to my Creator. Making the decision to follow God's nudge to go to … [Read more...]

10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Japan

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Greetings, friends! I have posted on here and on my Facebook that I will be helping lead a short term mission trip to Japan this summer, and I'm so excited! I figured that in light of this upcoming adventure I would share 10 little known and interesting facts about Japan. Some are really basic facts, like population or demographics, and others...well, you'll just have to read them to find out how crazy they are! 1. Japan's massive population brings it in as 11th most populated … [Read more...]

Endless Discovery.

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I don't know about you, but I find it quite interesting when I get the chance to look back on my life as of the last few years and see the patterns that have emerged in the story God and I have created together. To be able to look in the rear-view mirror of my life and see the little ways that God was weaving this crazy life of mine together is so fascinating to me. Recently, I was looking through photos from my trip to Japan in 2012, and I came across this one. I feel like the two words … [Read more...]

A New and Unlikely Friend.

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I realized this story is especially timely in light of the vast media attention on the situation in Kenya and the general tension stirring up between Muslims and Christians. I hope this story gives you hope in the midst of all the extremely hard stories you have probably been reading in the news. Most importantly, however, I plead with you to not make generalizations on either side, and to highly value every human life that you encounter. One of my highlights during the seven weeks I spent in … [Read more...]

Step By Step He’ll Lead Me.

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Well friends, it has been quite some time since I have shared anything here on the blog. Let's just say the last two months have been...wow...amazingly wonderful and crazy? It's pretty hard to put all my experiences into words, but below you will find just one example of how God was at work in my heart in a massive way and how he used that to bring other people closer to himself. I also plan to write on a more consistent basis now that I am back home and life is sort of on a more "normal" level … [Read more...]

It’s Time for Africa!

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Hey everyone! As many of you know, tomorrow (January 3) I leave with my team of eight ladies for Uganda! I am really excited for this new adventure with such an amazing team and with my incredible Father. Here is basic layout of some of the things and some of the places we will be during our time on outreach.   January 3---Fly out of Chicago to Philadelphia. January 4---Fly out of Philly to Doha. Then Doha----> Entebbe, Uganda! (arrive in Uganda on Monday morning January … [Read more...]

Lecture Phase Is Over…Outreach Is Right Around the Corner!

This past Friday I packed up the majority of my stuff at the TC in the cornfields of Columbus, WI and headed back home to Michigan for just over a week for Christmas break. The lecture/teaching phase of DTS is finished, but outreach is right around the corner! I am so thankful for the few months I got to spend out in the middle of nowhere with 31 amazing students and lots of incredible staff. :) This past week during our final week of lecture phase we had teaching on cross-cultural ministry … [Read more...]

A Real Look At Relationship (DTS Lecture Phase: Week 11)

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This past week has been a little different than normal. Instead of having class here at the TC as we typically do, we made the 30 minute trip into town Monday through Friday to have class with the other DTS that is going on at the GMC (Global Mission Center). The topic this week was relationships and we got to hear so many great insights of a couple who are on staff with YWAM Madison. Everything they taught was very practical and it applies to all the relationships we have in life, not just … [Read more...]