My Birth Story, Part I: Pregnancy and War

You wouldn't think the two would go together, pregnancy and war, but oh, they do. From the minute I started even thinking my body might be hosting a new life in the near future, I started preparing. I started taking prenatal vitamins 4 months (yes, pretty much right when we got engaged) before the wedding, … Continue reading My Birth Story, Part I: Pregnancy and War

Gentle

Gentle. Humble. Meek. Patient. Unassuming. Calm. Dropping expectations, timelines, grievances. Rebuilding, constantly. Choosing to start over and over, then scrapping it all and starting over again. Laying low. Realizing I'm laying too low. Laying a little bit higher. The silence has been teaching me things lately that words couldn't explain. Void. The quiet hum you … Continue reading Gentle

7 Lessons I’ve Learned from Ministry

You name the ministry, I've probably done it. Homeless. Door-to-door evangelism. Special needs kids. Teaching. Orphanage. Preaching. Healing. Prophecy. Manual labor. Cooking. Worship leading in languages I don't even speak. Mentoring. Writing. Sunday school. Women's ministry. Hiking mountains to go visit sick people and do church in their homes. Going into bars to befriend prostitutes. God's … Continue reading 7 Lessons I’ve Learned from Ministry