Transition time

The final week of lecture phase has arrived and is flying by. Only 3 more days of calling Hawaii my home. How?!? Excuse me while I go cry. I’m not going to pretend living in Hawaii has been perfect because honestly, contrary to what I used to think, Hawaii isn’t perfect. Before I came here, […]

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Choosing joy

Every single person on earth is offered the gift of joy but it’s up to us to accept it. It’s up to us to let go of temporary comfort and satisfaction to receive unending joy. When we base our temperament on an unchanging God rather than momentary happiness and fleeting emotions, our joy is constant […]

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Last Sunday I was sitting in church and the word “grace” kept popping into my head. I was overcome with joy at the realization of just how much God loves us and the grace He freely gives us. For some reason I thought of 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for my […]

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Fear + freedom

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you decided to start living the life you dream of?  What is it that’s holding you back? Up until 6 months ago, I was living a life confined by fear and doubt. I feared what other people thought of me and I doubted my worth. I believed […]

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Week 8

I’m in disbelief that it’s already been 8 weeks since I stepped off the plane and into this new world full of opportunities and amazing people. It honestly feels like this adventure began yesterday and years ago all at the same time. Friendships have flourished with these crazy awesome people and I can’t remember what life […]

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Change of plans

For the last 5 weeks my team and I have been gearing up for outreach in Bangladesh but yesterday our leaders broke the news that we will no longer be serving there. Over much prayer and tears, our leaders and the base directors decided it would be in the teams best interest to serve in a […]

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Home away from home

I’m currently listening to the familiar sound of rain pound against my roof and the wind howl outside my window. There’s nothing extraordinary about this October night except…I’m sitting in a bedroom that I share with three other girls in Honolulu, Hawaii. When I fist decided to come to YWAM Honolulu to the discipleship training […]

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