Swaziland captured my heart from the first moment I arrived. I was enamored. With the beauty. With the people. With the weather. In the time that I lived there, I learned so much. About myself. About other people. And in general, about life. But one lesson sticks out more than anything else. Not long after I moved to Swaziland – to manage an HIV prevention initiative that was a national voluntary
God isn’t always leading us to the safest route forward but to the one where we’ll grow the most. He speaks most clearly in the stillness that desperation brings and He’s hoping we’ll return more dependent on him.
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I LOVE my bed. I have the absolute BEST mattress (hello, Purple!), a bazillion pillows, blankets from Mexico and a duvet that my
My friends and family stay on me to make sure that I don’t take on too much. Because I LOVE to use my spiritual gifts to glorify the Lord. And
When our faith gets tested, we have the chance to grow. God guides us to uncomfortable places because He knows most of us are too afraid to seek them out ourselves.
Not too long ago I was encouraged by a leader in my church to share my ‘sufferings’ with the people I do life with so that they see that [my]
My Sunday mornings are cray cray. Like, seriously. This season of life has brought me “slower” weeks and VERY busy weekends. I spend most Saturdays on my seminary’s campus in
There is a HUGE hole in the family structure. Men have disappeared and are not fathering their children. So….. boys aren’t being taught to be men, by men. They are
We all know that saying….that you change the most when you are out of your comfort-zone. Well….I wholeheartedly believe it and while it’s been painful sometimes (ok, maybe a lot
As a child and young adult, I was fascinated with my ancestry. Mostly, my Greek ancestry. My great-grandparents came over on a boat from Greece and settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
At the beginning of the summer, I made plans to take some kiddos to CiCi’s Pizza and SkyZone. I had been promising one of the 9-year old boys that if