F E R V E N T L Y

This summer I have a job as a day camp counselor at my town’s branch of the YMCA. This is very similar to what I’ve done the past two summers, which is work at sleep-away summer camps, but the key difference this summer being the absence of an emphasis on Jesus. One of the hardest…

G O O D

A few Sundays ago at church we talked about the concept of God being good. I sat through the service with my heart full of joy, having seen and received this goodness so many times in my own life. Had I heard this sermon a year ago, almost a year ago exactly, tears of bitterness would…

T H I N G S G R E A T E R

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about not being home. Probably because I haven’t been home in a while. I wouldn’t exactly call myself a nomad, but I’m decidedly not stationary either. From living at college, to working at summer camp, to wilderness wanderings, and northbound roadtrips I haven’t been home consistently for nearly 6…

Words

Words have immense power. Words tell stories- of Pain Bitterness Fear Struggles. Over the summer I participated in something called a cardboard testimony.  The idea behind this is you write on one side of the cardboard something you struggled with or something that hurt you or kept you away from God, and then on the…

Summer Camp

I have been home from a summer camp job for a little less than a week now. In thinking of my experiences I decided a blog post would be in order. I wanted to talk about the simplicity of camp, but then I realized it’s really not that simple. We sit in the sun and swim…

Never Left

30 December 2015 Words about depression and feeling alone and lost and understanding and God. // “God, God why?” So many nights I asked why from my place looking up at a God I felt had grown cold and had abandoned me to figure it out, to heal myself, to do it on my own. “Why? Where…