This past week I had the amazing opportunity to join ten of my friends on a mission trip in Kansas City. This was an Urban Plunge mission trip through Christ for the City International. Essentially an Urban Plunge is when a group of people travel to a large urban area or city and spend 3-7 … Continue reading Clothing Chaos to Spiritual Awareness: Urban Plunge Kansas City
I am currently reading and reflecting upon the book Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and today's reading on Community has got me thinking about how I love, have loved, and have been loved by the people around me. Since "God is love," I find myself deeply invested in understanding what love truly is. What is love? Is love … Continue reading Love?
Perpetua was born in Carthage into a wealthy family and her slave Felicitas lived alongside her throughout her whole life. In 202 CE she, alongside her fellow Saint Satarus, pregnant Felicitas, and her child, were arrested under the direction of Septimus Severus for proclaiming to be Christian. The majority of her life story, that she … Continue reading Perpetua and Felicitas: The Saints that Live On
I look back on this past week and the things that I have spent my time and energy doing. I spent a good amount of my time watching TV, reading, going climbing and to the gym, catching up with friends, going to softball games, and spending time with my family now that I am home. … Continue reading Stewarding Everything
I find myself in transition. Transition from nine months in Seattle to three months in Iowa. I am leaving one schedule and routine to take up another. I am saying goodbye to college friends for a period of time to reunite with some old friends for a while. I am returning to my home congregation … Continue reading Transition and Newness
Position Women in Christianity was one of the most impactful classes on my faith and the formulation of my beliefs. I was interested in taking the class because I grew up in the United Methodist Church where women have full participation in ministry, so I wanted to learn about the reasoning why some people would … Continue reading Stance on Women in Ministry
God your creative nature is truly captivating in every way. The radiant sun speaks of your ultimate goodness. The mountains speak of your majesty and strength. The waves speak of your overflowing, never-ceasing, reckless love. The trees mimic your ability to breathe the breath of life into each and every one of us. The rocks … Continue reading Captivating Creator
Stepping into newness and the unknown, in faith, in order to pursue God and God's will is scary, yet revitalizing all at the same time. For me this process became very real as I began applying for colleges. The process that got me from high school in Ankeny, IA to finishing my first year at … Continue reading Leaping into the Unknown
"What are you majoring in?" I am almost certain that this is the question that college students get asked the most. Sometimes I hate being asked this question because once I respond in saying "I am double majoring in Christian Theology and Mathematics" I almost always get a strange look from the person asking. I … Continue reading What is Theology?