• Life Lessons
  • When You Pass Through the Waters

    It was a Sunday afternoon when we drove up a dusty road to an old military base surrounded by high woven metal fences and barbed wire. Athena, a confident seasoned volunteer, and I, a less confident newbie, grabbed our backpacks and badges, hopped out of the van and walked toward the guard shack. We were […]

  • Living on Mission
  • He Will Not Falter

    Here is my servant, whom I uphold,     my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him,     and he will bring justice to the nations. 2 He will not shout or cry out,     or raise his voice in the streets. 3 A bruised reed he will not break,     and a smoldering wick he […]

  • Living on Mission
  • Not a Political Position

    I’m sitting at O’Hare right now. Final destination Lesvos, Greece – more specifically Refugee Camp Moria – more specifically learning and praying and serving in the midst of the refugee crisis. I couldn’t be more thankful for the chance to go. Just had a conversation with someone curious about my backpack, which led to where […]

  • Living on Mission
  • The Better Question

    Hi friends. This is going to be raw, but I pray will be helpful. And that it bring us closer to reconciliation towards God and towards each other. These are hard, painful days on many fronts. I don’t need to walk you through photos of refugee children washing up on shore or African Americans being shot by police. We’ve all […]