Packaging // The Potential in People

I should have known what was coming when he scrunched up his nose and the tomato sauce smeared across his cheeks crinkled under his squinted eyes. “Your face looks weird.” Yes, I understand that he’s four, but the words still stung like a slap across the face. What hurt worse was the way the parent beside him shushed him, awkwardly chuckled to fill the silence,…

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The Golden Gate Bridge // Have Faith in the Fog

  For four months I had anticipated this very moment. All of our planning and preparation for our trip to San Francisco revolved around seeing the Golden Gate Bridge. After all, who wouldn’t want a gorgeous photo of this famous landmark for their Instagram?  Eagerly, we boarded our bus tour, excited to finally see the site we had dreamed of for so long. After 20…

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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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