When You Think God Has Forgotten You

I wrote the following post on August 15th, 2011. I kept it tucked away in my heart for almost a year now, in fear of sharing this with those I love the most, however I have realized that some, or even, most of you might resonate with what I had to say. It’s a bit raw […]

I Don’t Know and That’s Okay

Lately, God has called me to help lead worship at my church – Mission Community Church. It’s been incredibly refreshing for me to go from full-time pastor to part-time volunteer. In fact, I even consider myself to be a pastor who’s paid by Starbucks (more on that later). Last night, I was asked to sing […]

13 Things For 2012

  13 Things…Goals…Aspirations…Resolutions… 1. Pay off credit cards – I’m in my 20’s and I have debt. Hopefully this time next year, I won’t have any at all! 2. Get a “real job” – I’m exhausted from making high-maintenance coffee drinks for consumerism-driven Americans. I still enjoy a good cup of coffee myself, though. 3. […]

Searching for Satisfaction

Mick Jagger, lead singer of the infamous, hotel-trashing, rock-n-roll band, the Rolling Stones, said it best – “I can’t get no…satisfaction!” What made this song popular was it’s ability to relate to all of American society and our desire to receive the ever-elusive satisfaction that Mr. Jagger and the Stones preach about. It’s not uncommon […]

Joy Comes in the Morning

Every morning I wake up, I swim and I head to Starbucks. The combination of my iced coffee and their free internet makes a perfect start to my day. It’s nice to walk into my local coffee haven and feel a sense of community as I have long established relationships with my Baristas – Susan […]

Great Expectations, Great Disappointments

For the first time in my life, I have consistently been experiencing great disappointment. God has opened several exciting doors these past few months, but just as soon as they opened, they would close with full force. With each phone interview or e-mail, my expectations for God to finally work everything out in my favor […]

Profound Trust

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…” – Proverbs 3:5 We have such a willing heart when it comes to trust in things that don’t matter – you trust the AA batteries in your electric toothbrush will work forever; you trust your car will start when you […]

The Ways of our Father

I have an interview this afternoon at Anthropologie. Usually, I would end that last sentence with an ever-perpetual exclamation point, but as the morning turns and as my mind is consumed with  the thoughts of my day, I can’t help but feel the weight of discouragement, failure and sadness. My early and unwanted exit from […]