Thursday, November 26, 2009

Compassion vs. Consumption

It's really not that long. An article/blog that seems so appropriate for this time of year, especially.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Crisp October!

cloudy skies,
even through dark nights.
Crisp October!
don't fall or flee too quickly.
but fall slowly,
let me soak you in;
breathe the red, orange, yellow.
watching death never looked so beautiful.
maybe there really is beauty --
in everything?
I just haven't ever looked...
ever really looked...
until now.
just tonight, that one moment.
Crisp October!
don't be so fleeting --
give me time.
time to sip chocolate,
hold hands,
and wrap myself in a quilt of patchwork.
Crisp October --
it's good to see you again.

Monday, September 21, 2009


"Wake up, O sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you."

eph 5:14

Sunday, July 26, 2009

years gone.

i am alive.
for twenty years gone, actually.

my eyes have seen -
for twenty years gone.

my lungs have breathed -
for twenty years gone.

my heart has hurt -
for twenty years gone.

my soul has been joyful -
for twenty years gone.

my spirit has changed -
in twenty years gone.

my love has grown -
for twenty years gone.

my love has grown weary -
for twenty years gone.

my Father hasn't faltered -
for twenty years gone.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

here it goes

I am leaving for Ghana, West Africa on Tuesday! We are heading to the airport at 8:00 a.m. 

I have been amazed at how this trip has come together. I have wanted to go to Africa since I was six or seven years old. I have had a few other opportunities in the past, but something always fell through. I have so much faith that this is the trip I am supposed to be on. All of the money for my trip was due last Tuesday, so I got online Monday night to check my balance and figure out what I would need to pay out of pocket. Friends and family had given, down to the penny, the exact cost of my trip.  
God is so good. I've learned through preparing for this trip to trust Him, even more, with everything. He is the Greatest Provider any of us could ever dream of. 

I took my first malaria pill today, uncovered my passport and yellow fever immunization card, and am currently charging my camera battery. ready to go.  

Your prayers would be incredible - prayer for my team: that every ounce of our pride would be set aside and that we would truly be the hands and feet of Jesus. and that we would lift up every single moment to Him and for His glory. prayer for the sweet children and people of Ghana: that God would already begin a great work in the hearts of every man, woman and child that we will encounter over the next few weeks. and if you could pray that I would learn how to love people even better - as Jesus loves.  

Thank you for your support and continued prayers! I might just have internet access a couple of days and will try to send a quick update - maybe even with pictures!  
  "Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. 
What we need is to love without getting tired."
   Mother Teresa

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I simply ask you to watch this video. 36 minutes...36 minutes that just might change things.

This saturday, April 25th
Centennial Park - 3:00pm
call me to talk about it.

spread the word.
and pray for this event. pray for these children. pray for their families.
love and peace to you all

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


it hit me like a concrete block.
i was driving late tonight and just trying to soak in the quiet when He hit me with it again:
my only purpose in this world is to glorify Him and spread the His love over all nations.
yet, how much of my life actually represents this purpose? how much of my time do i completely give over to Him?
the only right answer is that i should give all of it. God has not called me to give anything less than my entire being to Him.
why is this so hard for me to remember?