Contemplate the Lord’s Glory

“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 This verse recently hit me. In particular, the part about “contemplating the Lord’s glory”. What does that even mean? Contemplate could also be…

Rest

Sitting here, I can’t seem to keep my eyes open. Rest. It is something I am so bad at so much of the time. But I know I need it. When I can feel the heaviness of my eyes in the middle of the afternoon. When I can’t read for more than 20 minutes without…

Is That You, God?

Sometimes I don’t know what to do. Sometimes I don’t know how to feel. Sometimes God leaves me on my knees, crying out “why?”. Sometimes life doesn’t make sense. The past couple weeks definitely haven’t made sense. It has been a massive rollercoaster of highs and lows, good and bad, beauty and brokenness. Let me backtrack…

Coming in Hot

My latest blog post on all the new happenings in my crazy, coogie sweater life.

Now What?

The Bridge Street Mission School (BSMS) class of 2015-16 graduated on April 28, 2016 and moved out shortly thereafter. Eight months of intentional community, fervent prayer, urban ministry, and Biblical teaching are over. Now what? you ask. Well, let me tell you what I think. First off, BSMS was incredible. I couldn’t have asked for…

BSMS Update!!

Wow, it’s been a while since I last posted! A ton has happened. Let’s see if I can remember it all. From November 15-21 we were in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We took a 15-passenger van rode-trip out to visit the YWAM base there and learn about what YWAM is. We joined them for their teaching…

Because They Walk

On Sunday I ran the 2015 Grand Rapids Half-Marathon. Compared to the marathon I ran a year before, it was a breeze. I felt amazing until mile 12 when I suddenly hit a wall and had a sharp pain in my side. But I pushed through it and it went away after half a mile. I felt…

A Month In

Well, it has been almost a month since Bridge Street Mission School (BSMS) started. I can’t believe that’s all it’s been because if feels more like a couple years with these weirdos. We literally share everything (ice-cream cone, clothes, just about anything you can imagine). This year for community engagement I’m doing Resurgence Plus, an after-school…

Already Family

Family. In the four days I’ve been at Bridge Street Mission School (BSMS) I feel like I’ve found a new family. It’s amazing that we already feel so close from such a short time!         We moved into the Lincoln (our dorm house) a week ago from today. Immediately I could tell this…

BSHOP Beard

I don’t know what I feel about my facial hair. But I’m giving you the opportunity to make me have it and have it long! Tomorrow I move into The Lincoln at Bridge Street House of Prayer Mission School (Read more about BSHOP here). I am moving into the Westside of Grand Rapids, Michigan for…

Legs

When I was three years old I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. My parents prayed and prayed. Our church rallied around us and surrounded us with prayer. God healed me and now I have been cancer-free ever since. Sometimes I wonder, why did God choose to save me. Why did I live while others, whose…

Ya’ll Ain’t Ready

I’ve had it for a while now. But now it’s suddenly becoming extremely urgent. Or, at least that’s what everyone says. “Oh, you’re a senior? What are you doing next year? No pressure. But it’s coming up fast! My son/daughter. . . .”(they proceed to tell me all about their kid they are so proud…