What missions means to me.

Comfort zone. A place or situation where one feels safe, at ease, or without stress. Antigua, Guatemala and La Libertad, El Salvador are both about 3,000 miles away from my comfort zone.In July of 2011 and August of 2012, I…

On saying “see you later.”

Dear Van: I just did the math and you have been my best friend for ten years. That number surprises me, yet it doesn’t at all. I feel like I haven’t known you long enough, but also like you’ve always been…

Starting the week with a grateful heart.

For the past 5 weeks, my church has been going through a series called Life on the Vine. The series is based on the book of the same name by Philip Kenneson in which he examines the fruits of the Spirit…

Sorry, Mom.

This has been a long time coming. This journey started three years ago when Aaron Gillespie released his first solo worship album, Anthem Song. So many of the words spoke to my heart and I could not stop listening. A few months…

Currently | Vol. 1

Writing these “currently” posts feels like riding a bike. Or putting my favorite sweatpants. Ever since I relaunched and rebranded my blog, I knew this series is something I’d like to continue. One of the biggest reasons that I blog…

What I know at age 21.

(or at least some of it) It’s okay if you only have a few friends. To be honest, you’re probably better off this way. Spend time actively cultivating relationships with a select number of people. Don’t worry about it if…