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…

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…

A Guide to Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day. For all of us single folks, those words come with mixed feelings. Both the longing for a significant other and the joy we find in not having one at this point in life. Thankfully, my parents didn’t allow me to date until I was 18. And now at the school I’m at we…

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…

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…

I Apologize

You’ve seen the picture. It’s a table with four chairs, but one chair has fallen over. The caption says, “2015 Michigan earthquake. We will rebuild.” I, possibly like you, was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed shortly after the 4.2 magnitude earthquake on Saturday. And as I was scrolling, I saw the picture I just described. When I…

Panhandling and How You Can Help

“Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”  ~James 2:15-16 At almost every corner you will find someone with a cardboard sign begging for your hard-earned…

Changed Forever

TEC has changed my life. Yes I know, one weekend out of 18 years changes my entire life? It can be hard to comprehend, but I guess you’ll just have to experience TEC for yourself. If you have a pulse (read “human” and “sinner”) your life will never be the same after experiencing TEC. TEC…