I am absolutely, positively in awe of God! Ever just have a moment where you realize the awesome grace and love of God for you? I felt this week like I was falling away…wanting to be in Scripture but choosing not to, trying to pray and falling asleep instead, etc…and God, rich in mercy brought … [Read more…]


The 4x100m free relay last night was amazing! It was worth staying up past my bedtime to see the awesome feat the Americans had against the French! I just love when people smack talk and then eat their words. More importantly, I love the competitive spirit of the sport of swimming in the olympics…it’s my … [Read more…]


I’m watching the opening ceremonies of the 2008 olympics…something I have been looking forward to all week. I just love the olympics because of the unity, competition, and spirit that is shared by hundreds of countries around the world. I’m also learning about what is going on with China, and receiving a geography lesson as … [Read more…]

i’m back

I’m finally back in the office, back in my apt after a quick month of July! Where did it go? I’m “official” now, but honestly it doesn’t feel much different than before! I am happy to be busy and just enjoying this last month of summer. It has gone quickly, but I don’t see it … [Read more…]


Time for a little relaxation! My family is headed up to Camp Arcadia in Arcadia, Michigan. Peace, quiet, isolation…I can’t wait!

something better

I just returned from a conference in my hometown of Indianapolis. It was a youthworker’s conference, and while I expected it to focus on senior high, I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to get a lot out of it for my role in junior high and young adult ministry. I have to say … [Read more…]

God moment

Have you ever had a “God moment”? Now, what I mean by this is, when a prayer is answered or a realization is made and you say, “Wow, God is awesome!” I had one of those moments yesterday. I had been praying a lot about something that was driving me crazy, and I just kept … [Read more…]


I’ve participated in VBS for the past several years. I volunteered as teacher/leader, helper, drama team, music, etc…but this year I survived my first year of VBS as a DCE. I didn’t think there was much of a different, but I had a lot more responsibility this year and it took a lot of energy! … [Read more…]


Is it summer already? When did spring end and summer begin? Last month it was still cold, and rainy, now we’ve hit the 80 degree temps with the awful side of summer storms! How can it already be mid-June? I have so much to do and so little time! Thankfully I am organized enough to … [Read more…]

crazy few days…

I am back from New Orleans! It’s a good feeling and a sad feeling. My anxiety disappeared after a few days down there. I could see improvement and HOPE. There is still ALOT of work to be done, but the city is slowly getting back on its feet. More of the trip later… When I … [Read more…]