Faith is spelled R-I-S-K – How Brazil shaped me

Somehow, when we think about mission trips, we tend to believe that we are traveling to another place to impact and shake that region, and while that is true, we always leave the one most changed. This has always been my experience with mission trips. I return home more joyful, passionate, changed, and filled with…

God is sovereign, and I am powerful

Life has been insane these past few months. I am still a full-time student, working 2-3 part-time jobs, juggling house cleaning, cooking, and homework, all the while trying to stay in touch with my family, maintain a healthy social life, volunteer in the community, be a good wife to a husband who works 14-hour days,…

Preparing for the next grand adventure

On my 19th birthday, my boyfriend took me horseback riding, then for a picnic, before dropping to one knee and asking me to be his bride.  I had no idea that when I said “yes,” I was to experience the most difficult and stressful year of my life. A few weeks after our engagement, he…