Dare to Make Space

When you love deeply, when you make space for someone in your heart, when you allow yourself to be vulnerable, you are taking a chance. Taking a chance with love is always worth it, though. The risk of course is that if you lose a loved one that you made a space for, then it…

Stop Pretending That You Have It All Figured Out

Thursday on the way to work, God met with me again (for those that don’t have personal experience with this, think of it as thinking about things and gaining an understanding that the answers are not coming from yourself). As I left home for work that morning I was sort of thinking about and also…

A True Servant Leader (Honduras Mission Trip Part 3)

After returning home from Honduras, I wrote the following reflection: In Honduras, we were blessed to serve alongside many great translators. I was particularly blessed by the serving spirit of Mery Ferrari aka April aka Avril aka **This is what servant leadership looks like***. April was always looking for ways to serve, even if it…

Honduras Mission Trip Experience

I’m going to post my writings that God inspired me to write during and after our missions trip to Honduras. I’ll make it into a serious and post links to them all here when they are available. [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] On July 8th, I posted the following: I shared a…

A Journey to Gratitude

The journey to gratitude often starts with a single step or a leap of faith. It generally isn’t hard for me to deal with change, since adaptability is one of my strengths. However, there are still hard things in life, which are put there for a reason. Perhaps they are put there so that we…

Gratitude Begins and Ends with God

If I realize that everything I am and everything I have comes from God, how can I be anything but grateful? From creation through the end of time, God had his plan for me. I am blessed today to feel such freedom and peace throughout the day. It is such a blessing to have a…