What I learned from taking a gap year

Not going to college right after high school was the best decision I've ever made. I made some of the best friends I've ever had, strengthened my relationship with the Lord, and even learned a little more about myself. It's funny to think I almost went straight to college and missed out on the best …

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The Philippines

I've been putting off writing about my experience in the Philippines for way too long as I have no idea where to start or how to confine 2 1/2 life changing months into a few paragraphs but I'm going to try my best! I'll start from the very beginning. My amazing team and I left …

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 …

Grace

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 …

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 …

Faith

God is doing big things here. Everywhere I look, God is so evident it makes me wonder why I've ever questioned Him and His power. My first week of lecture was on hearing God's voice and the different ways He speaks to us. I'm so happy that was the subject for our fist week because …