Michal And Her Grief

I’ve read through 1 and 2 Samuel my fair share of times. Apart from reading it on my own, really who has been to church and not heard about the ascension of Saul, his downward spiral, and King David’s rise to power? Those stories are important and, if you go to church in America, inescapable…. Read more »

The Hydroelectric Plant

Today’s post continues my meandering series digging through old photos and sharing some that have good memories, or interesting subjects. These photos, all at the bottom of the post, are from the hydroelectric plant at Belle Isle. Seven years ago, I saw this building for the first time. It’s mostly obscured by trees, a little… Read more »

The Casual & The Omnipotent

  This post starts with a good chunk of text from the bible and everything I have to say relates to that excerpt, so please do read it through. This takes place after Jesus’ death and resurrection. A handful of disciples had gone fishing together and Jesus appeared to them. They ate breakfast together by… Read more »

Wives, Submit to Your Husbands

A lot of things change when you get married and a lot of things change when you’re getting ready to get married. Suddenly you have a new home, new furniture, a new routine, a new person whose feelings you must consider in all of your decisions. But, when you’re getting married, how does the power… Read more »

What it is to be Ageless

I would like to blog about politics, but it feels a little futile. Millions of people are raging against our president, new refugee policies, and the latest atrocity that is the proposed healthcare bill. I enjoy blogging about theology, but that usually requires a level of scholarship and research that I haven’t quite felt up… Read more »

North Africa- The Food

Last month I went to North Africa. We spent nine days setting up an art gallery, meeting new friends, talking with gallery visitors, eating at new restaurants, and praying for the city we were in. The country we were visiting is 99% Muslim. The city we were in had a handful of indigenous believers. We… Read more »

North Africa- The People

Last month I went to North Africa. We spent nine days setting up an art gallery, meeting new friends, talking with gallery visitors, eating at new restaurants, and praying for the city we were in. The country we were visiting is 99% Muslim. The city we were in had a handful of indigenous believers. We… Read more »

North Africa- The Gallery

Last month I went to North Africa. We spent nine days setting up an art gallery, meeting new friends, talking with gallery visitors, eating at new restaurants, and praying for the city we were in. The country we were visiting is 99% Muslim. The city we were in had a handful of indigenous believers. We… Read more »

North Africa- The Language School

Last month I went to North Africa. We spent nine days setting up an art gallery, meeting new friends, talking with gallery visitors, eating at new restaurants, and praying for the city we were in. The country we were visiting is 99% Muslim. The city we were in had a handful of indigenous believers. We… Read more »

Things We Should Tell Our Daughters: On Letting Boys Touch You

This is a series of separate short sections. Here is one entry. More to follow. The skills and stories passed from father to son are foundational to every society. So is the wisdom passed from mother to daughter. How to make pancakes, how to get blood out of underwear or sheets, how to catch a… Read more »

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    Waiting to Hear

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    Is it a Church?

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    Last week we had a church planting class with a World Horizons missionary who had lived and worked for a while in northern Africa. He taught us church planting techniques that would be especially helpful in Muslim communities or areas where a large, corporate church would not be sustainable. Basically, it was a formula for… Read more »

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    Things I Can Cook

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    In order to fundraise for my internship (all staff and interns at Hillside fundraise their salaries, it’s basically the posterchild for nonprofit), one thing that I’m doing is offering to cook for people who donate. If you donate 30 dollars or more a month, I will cook a dinner for you. If you donate more… Read more »

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    Why We All Need to Read the Old Testament. Right Now.

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    I have led small groups for three years and been participating in them even longer. Wanna know something funny that they have shown me? We all agree studying the bible is a smart idea**, but have a really hard time getting ourselves to actually do it. By far, the hardest part of the bible to… Read more »

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    Give Thanks

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    Today I will again make a list of things to be thankful for. There are a few things in my life that I am very frustrated about, but I do not think they are worth dwelling on. Also, I cried it out in my car last night, so I’ve effectively vented my emotions. Now it… Read more »

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    Monday, Muddy Monday (also a recipe for Somalian Chai Tea)

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    Yesterday I went apple picking with the other interns and a few staff at Carter’s Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville, VA. This is my fourth year going, so it’s a tradition at this point. Side note: the apple cider doughnuts are amazing. They’re some of the few cake doughnuts that I actually like and I think… Read more »

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    My Week in Tennessee

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    I’m sure if you’ve seen my Facebook or Instagram, you’ve seen pictures from my road trip (mostly food, I have no regrets about that). But, what was the road trip for? How long was it? What did I do? Fear not, soon all your questions will be answered and there will be no mysteries left… Read more »

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    Day 3 at Lee

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    Yesterday was our third day at Lee University for their Missions Week. It was also the first day I wasn’t walking around in a Benadryl-induced haze (because of bed bug bites, not because I have a drug problem). So far, we have spent our days manning the World Horizons booth and walking around campus talking… Read more »

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    Ode to a Knight

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    Here I present: Ode to a Knight Oh Knight’s inn, you made for the worst night in. You smelled like cigarettes I saw a tiny roach in my room The bedspreads were offensively outdated Your little cable-box had a ridiculously bright green light And you gave me bed bugs I hate you Our new hotel… Read more »

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    Happy Fundraising Friday!

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    Hello wonderful friends and family and happy Fundraising Friday! Yes, that is something I just made up because I am still in the process of fundraising for my internship! Hopefully you’ve been reading about my internship experience on this blog. If you haven’t, go ahead and check out previous posts, they’re pretty cool. Everyone at… Read more »