castle on the hill

Day two was supposed to be the longest day, and that proved true. We were supposed to leave at 9:30 to arrive at Seneca College later that morning, so all five of us clamored into the red Grand Caravan and took off. I had my knitting nerd moment of the trip when I announced that…

i left my heart in metropolis

It really happened, y'all. I went to Canada. Aren't we just the cutest!? I'd use last names, but none of us need stalkers. 😉 The night before we left, our group met in the Chapel where people laid hands on us during the service and prayed over our trip. After the service was over, I skittered down…

the adventure before the adventure

This whole adventure began in early November when a missionary from Toronto visited the college ministry. At the beginning of his slideshow, he showed a picture of the skyline. It was breathtaking. I remember staring at that picture and thinking, "I would love to be there and see that". During his presentation, he talked about…

canada, eh?

Y'all, I'm going to Toronto in less than two weeks and I am stupidly excited. I've wanted to do this post for several months, but the words just weren't there until now. As part of our trip preparation, our group is going through the Basic Training For Mission Teams workbook. We have different questions to…

sunburns and branches

Sometimes a homework assignment is all you need to discover something you love. I wrote this poem for such an assignment when I was 16. It was inspired by a friend's birthday party at the beach, although the cold weather contributed significantly. The light editing is to change the format, not the actual content, so it can…

he is risen

I had to tell my conversion story recently, and it surprised me how difficult a story it was to tell. I've decided to share it here, in honor of Easter. Hopefully, writing it out will help me share the story better next time around. I became a Christian when I was eleven, the year my…

do it again

Sometimes when I get restless, I get in my car and I drive until I see a road that looks long and quiet. I'll turn up my music, roll down the windows, and follow it, driving slowly and watching for anything interesting until I run into another road and then another and I'll wander around…

late night hope

I've had a busy week and weekend; it's late, and I'm tired, but I can't stand the idea of skipping a post. Here's a few verses for you if you're feeling tired, too. I've tried to make sure I'm not taking them out of context, but I'm not an expert. I've sprinkled in a few…

lies and fear

Sometimes, I feel afraid that what I was taught might actually be right. Part of me, deep down, still believes those old things. I can't always shake that nagging feeling, as though I'm somehow trying to avoid "the truth" because I don't want to be convicted and I don't want to be obedient to God's word. This…