Thursday, July 24, 2014
Feathers, flowers, and vines. I like art. #love #artisticexplosions

Feathers, flowers, and vines. I like art. #love #artisticexplosions

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The storm clouds kinda look like a stormy sea. #aweandwonder

The storm clouds kinda look like a stormy sea. #aweandwonder

Thursday, June 12, 2014

IJM Advocacy Summit

Freedom is not easily won, but it is worth the effort. I attended the @IJM #IJMSUMMIT14 in DC - here’s what I learned

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On Tuesday, I spent my day walking Capitol Hill in the blazing sun and three and a half inch heels. I spent my day sitting in government offices, smiling, and telling staff members of my state’s representatives why they should care about international trafficking in persons. I spent my day quoting statistics like “in four years, International Justice Mission (IJM) saw a 79% decrease in minor…

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Monday, June 9, 2014
Learning how to do what I can to advocate for victims of trafficking. More info at freedomcommons.ijm.org/about #IJMSUMMIT14 #changestartsnow (at Holiday Inn Rosslyn)

Learning how to do what I can to advocate for victims of trafficking. More info at freedomcommons.ijm.org/about #IJMSUMMIT14 #changestartsnow (at Holiday Inn Rosslyn)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

refined by fire

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refining metal

Yesterday after work, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Tuesday night praise and worship was happening even though most of the students at my university were gone and the semester was over. My love for praise and worship made me decide spontaneously to go. At the beginning, the worship leader read a verse about being refined by fire. Zechariah 13:9 (ESV) says, “And I will put this third…

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

spring playlist

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dandelion_seeds_being_blown

It’s spring. If you live anywhere near me, you’re probably calling me a liar, but no matter – it is spring. Despite the fact that my professor stopped class last week because it was snowing, I think it’s safe to say we’re in the clear now and good weather is here to stay (sort of). But just in case – here’s a little bit of spring you can leave in your pocket and pull out to ward off the mood…

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Friday, April 18, 2014

a very good friday

a very good friday

Jesus Christ Crucified

Today is the day we mourn the death of our Lord on the Cross. A death that each an every one of us has participated in.

Jesus Christ Crucified

Today is the day that He was sent before Pilate, who could find no fault in Him. Because we were full of hatred and sin, we took Jesus to our leaders to have Him condemned. When our cries were answered by Herod, we returned once again to Pilate. We cried out for a murderer to…

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Be okay.

Be okay. A post in which I use baseball as a metaphor for life.

Life is like baseball. Sometimes life just throws you a curveball. You step up to the plate, the bat heavy over your shoulder. You tighten your grip, move the tip of the bat in small circles, and bounce up and down with nervous energy. You see the pitcher wind up and plant his foot. In that millisecond moment when the ball is sliding off his fingertips and whipping through the air, you can hear…

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Friday, March 28, 2014

fruits of the spirit: gentleness

fruits of the spirit: gentleness

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The Lord describes himself in Matthew 11:29 as “…gentle and humble in heart.”

There is a short verse in Philippians 4:5 that reads, “Let your gentleness be evident to all: the Lord is near.” (NIV) To be gentle is to be mild and meek – something that I think we often lose sight of in our communication. It’s not often valued to be gentle – shouldn’t we be bold and strong? Doesn’t being gentle mean…

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

the struggle

the struggle
the struggle

Hallelujah, we are free to struggle: we’re not struggling to be free.

Sometimes you just struggle. Whether you are riding the struggle bus, driving the struggle bus, or being run over by the struggle bus, or simply just “are the struggle,” sometimes it feels like the trials of your day are taking over. And they will take over and swallow you whole if you let them. It’s easy to focus on the…

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