Some of the greatest truths I have learned through missions work are that God's work is universal, it is continual, and it is personal. As I had the incredible opportunity to go on a second mission trip to Haiti last month, I wanted this post to be a reminder of the incredible work that God … Continue reading Missions


"No legacy is so rich as honesty." - William Shakespeare "What will be written on your tombstone?" asked our men's small group leader at church. By asking this question, he was urging us to think about what we wanted to be remembered for... The most famous Instagram account? The most successful businessman? The greatest actress? … Continue reading Legacy


I remember a class assignment in my undergrad when I had to attend and report on the similarities and differences of a Catholic mass, compared with a protestant church service. As I entered the "Basilica of the Immaculate Conception", why do Catholic churches always get the epic church names?? I was again awe-struck by the … Continue reading Kneel


"Keep it secret, keep it safe." "You shall not pass!" These are both examples of hortative phrases from Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings. Def: Giving exhortation : serving to advise or warn. Both words hortative and exhort are from the Latin word hortari, which means "to urge." We do not often shy away from … Continue reading Hortative