Washington DC // Museum of the Bible

Today I’m thankful for a college pastor who can parallel park a bus, a group of friends who love ministry, and for a university located a mere three hours away from Washington DC. Last Saturday a group of leaders and coaches from my church’s college ministry boarded a bus to drive to the Museum of the Bible. We ate Chick-fil-a for breakfast, stopped at Wegmans…

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Put it into Practice // Isaiah 1-2

If you’re struggling to decide where to begin reading in your Bible, join me in Isaiah 1-2 today! As I read these two chapters, I circled and underlined verses that jumped out at me. If I didn’t understand, I read the passage again. I have a journaling Bible, so today I journaled small thoughts and prayers as I read. For me, verses 1:16-17, 2:5, 18,…

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Bus Rides & Busy Streets

Tugging 50-pound suitcases through the bustling, hilly streets of San Francisco while following the iPhone map to our hotel was probably not our brightest idea, but stepping out of the BART station into a street party was such an incredible experience. People strolled everywhere; strains of celebratory music ricocheting off of stone buildings and brightly colored flags waving in the breeze captivated (and slightly overwhelmed)…

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Sunny in San Francisco

What started out as a casual joke quickly morphed into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity… ​”Hey… what if we flew to our gateway city a day early to go exploring?” “Somehow I doubt we would ever be able to do that, but it would be a neat adventure.” “Hahaha, that’ll never happen! It would be fun though!” ​ Three Weeks Later: ​”GUYS! Our gateway city is San…

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Beijing: A Photo Gallery

I’ve chosen to conclude my stories from Beijing by sharing a gallery of photos from this sprawling city. If you click through the photos below you’ll see pictures of my favorite foods, snacks, friends, and sights (including the 2008 Olympic stadium!). I loved visiting Beijing; I would definitely return to this city in a heartbeat! My hope is that the following photos offer you a…

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Heaven on Earth

“Hey, Abby, you should write another blog post soon.” This one is for you, Daddy 🙂 As we strolled around the Temple of Heaven, I found myself thanking the Father because my Savior isn’t bound to any four-walled structure. He can be praised anywhere at anytime, and I believe that is a treasure worth celebrating.   Sweat slid off of us by the buckets as…

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