Last year, I unexpectedly had the opportunity to speak at the church we were attending. I found Mary’s Song in Luke 1, and my eyes were opened to this text I was unfamiliar with, and it has stuck with me over the last year. Click to read this message!
For the last three years, I have served with Royal Family Kids Camp in Portland for a week every summer. It has been a truly incredible experience each individual year. … Continue reading
In college, I would eat lunch with one of my professors, Chip, every week or two. We would talk about life, academic fear, the value of work, philosophy, psychology and … Continue reading
I have long found the word “successful” to be nebulous and imprecise, a vague term applied to an uncertain set of goals determined by a group. I remember when I … Continue reading
Deconstruction is a literary theory originating with Derrida in the late 60s. Essentially, it advocates for a reader to examine the text by pulling it apart and looking at the … Continue reading
Our first full day was so far beyond absolutely anything I could have dared to imagine. The activities of the day were fairly simple; breakfast, short training on the city, … Continue reading
(note: I wrote the first part of this at 1:30am Portland time on a day I woke up at 6am after four and a half hours sleep. The second part … Continue reading
Growing up in a church, I remember hearing stories from missionaries going into foreign countries – most often in South America or Asia, occasionally in Europe or Africa. I remember … Continue reading