Let Your Light Shine

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 […]

A Servant Heart

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 […]

A Lesson on Love in the Land of Loss

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.

The Impossible 2015

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 […]

A Thrill of Hope

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 […]

My Battle Scars.

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.

Take Me to Church.

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 […]