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…

Back to The Book

The other day I was reading a good book. THE good book, actually. And I read something rather odd about a piece of dark magic. That is a Harry Potter, Tom Riddle reference if you missed it. It is ok though. Because it really isn’t about dark magic, but God speaking through His Word. Let…

A New Year

Hello friend, I am again running the Grand Rapids Half-Marathon this fall. I am still running with Team World Vision but this year is a little different. This year Lyric, myself, and my friend Daniel will alos be running with MyTeamTriumph. MyTeamTriumph is an organization that gives handicapped individuals the opportunity of a lifetime, to…

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.

No Longer About Me

Hello friends! This fall I will again be running the Grand Rapids Half-Marathon with Team World Vision (TWV). Yes, this post is asking you to give. But before you skim over this as just another person begging for your money, hear me out. This year is a little different for me. When I first started…

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…

Understanding Leadership

Throughout the past two months I have learned many new things about leadership. We have been on a leadership-learning journey as part of the leadership track of the Bridge Street Mission School. Here are a few key takeaways for me as I reflect on my leadership journey the past eight weeks. One main thing I…

Trying Times

Injuries are annoying. My left foot has been hurt the past week and a half. Honestly, it has been some of the hardest and most trying times of my life. I know that may sound trivial, but for me it’s a big deal. When you are used to running every day, even just one day…

Culture Matters

This idea of culture matters has become very real and relevant to me through my recent two-month trip to Guatemala with the Bridge Street Mission School. Hopefully this article can do the same for you. This article was originally posted on Poverty Cure’s website.   Why are some companies so beloved by their employees? Often…

Guatemala – Global Phase

As some of you may know, I have spent the past two months in Guatemala as part of the Global Phase of the Bridge Street Mission School. We got back on Wednesday, March 2nd. My two months in Guatemala have been some of the most eye-opening and formative time in my life. It was a…