One of the perks of being a media professional is that I get to travel around with different teams every day, and most of these people I have never met. I often describe people like this: Each person is their own galaxy of information, personality, quirks, desires, dreams, talents, skills, and history. There is so […]Read More Let Your Light Shine
Today I got the wild opportunity to shadow and photograph the medical squad at one of the free medical clinics in Managua. We rode together at 8am to the location, prepping the clinic and beginning in a moment of fervent and faith-filled prayer. To be honest, I started the morning in a skeptical mood. The […]Read More A Servant Heart
I don’t want to get to the end of my life and think, “I wish I would have done _____ sooner.” This life is too short to be stingy with the love and light God has placed inside each and every one of our sweet souls. This world is too big and too wonderful to have fear hold us back from what we can discover and whose life we can change. There is a deep darkness over this earth, and the only way to dispel any of it is to let our light shine as brightly as it was created, without any filter or shade to dim it.Read More A Lesson on Love in the Land of Loss
New year’s is a season I truly enjoy – it’s like climbing up to a mountain top and seeing the effort behind you, while breathing in the fresh air of a new start down the second slope. You reach the top and shake off the sweat and strain of the past while setting your eyes […]Read More The Impossible 2015
That word resonates throughout this season. But I have often wondered if I and the people around me truly grasp what it means. I mean, we use it in such trivial ways. “I hope I make it to work on time… I hope it rains tomorrow… I hope I can get ____ for Christmas…” And […]Read More A Thrill of Hope
Something I realized not long ago is that everyone always says the same thing about people who have committed suicide: “What a shame. They were such a great person.” Maybe if we told them these things while they were alive, they wouldn’t feel the need to throw away the beauty you claim to see.Read More My Battle Scars.
Today I am deeply grieved by some sentiments echoing around our culture. I am grieved by the constant slandering of my Jesus, the misunderstanding of my loving Daddy God, and the incredible amounts of pain people experience under the misrepresented name of Christ. The Grammy’s is the only awards show I watch with consistency, and […]Read More Take Me to Church.
I received a great word from The Lord this week. A word I almost missed due to the chaos that started off this new year. For the past two weeks, I haven’t stayed in the same bed longer than 3 nights. I’ve stayed in 4 different cities, 5 different houses, and seen age old friends, […]Read More Leveled – Another two-one
I did this two years ago as 2012 was drawing to a close. I find that each season, The Lord brings new lessons we can either learn from or grow bitter toward. In James 4:6 it says that God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. I know in my life I need […]Read More Twenty-Fourteen: Life Lessons to Hold Onto
On my way back to my room after a long day of finals, recitals, and far too much introspection I found myself looking at the stars. On this cold evening, walking back to my room, I was crying out to God for a miracle. You see, I have some intense desires in my heart to […]Read More So small; So loved.