FireStarters: a day in the life of a teen ministry.

I get the chance to go and worship and spread Jesus with 60 other teenagers every month. For one weekend per month, we invade a church and bless the community however we can. This is a small taste of a weekend with FireStarters, a generation set on fire for Jesu to be sparks of revival.Continue reading “FireStarters: a day in the life of a teen ministry.”

Keyword: An interview with Angela Dawne.

Hello folks!  Today I’m interviewing my writing mentor and fellow blogger, Angela Dawne.  I have found Angela to be a fantastic thinker, writer, and encourager, and I hope you’ll enjoy my chat with her!  Hello Angela! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? What brought you to Jesus? What’s your favourite thing aboutContinue reading “Keyword: An interview with Angela Dawne.”

Cancer: can you be grateful for it?

I’m sitting with a lady who I’ve never met before. She just walked through our church door today with a friend, and she is flowing with Jesus. Lilian tells me that she is riddled with cancer, but what she says next makes me want to cry. “I am so grateful for it.” She is so gratefulContinue reading “Cancer: can you be grateful for it?”

Latvia: beautiful country, beautiful people.

The dirt roads leading up to Druvienia feel like a portal transporting you to a different world. Trees lining the road color everything with specs of orange. Nothing moves in Druvienia. Walking through it, you could almost imagine that you were the only person there. Then the silence is disrupted by a tractor, and youContinue reading “Latvia: beautiful country, beautiful people.”

Cleaning outhouses and Jesus

This year I flew halfway around the world to go back home. While I was there, I did three weeks of CLT (camp leadership training) at Camp Bob and it was one of the best months of my life. One of the things that CLT’s are responsible for is cleaning the toilets for the wholeContinue reading “Cleaning outhouses and Jesus”

A hug and how it has a greater impact than you think.

Two years ago, I was in Hong Kong. I was fourteen. I really had no idea what I was doing. I only knew that God loves people, and so I love people. I met a beautiful woman while I was there, and she showed me what it meant to surrender. I don’t know much aboutContinue reading “A hug and how it has a greater impact than you think.”

Breaking Tradition: a good thing or a bad one?

Are traditions always valuable things? Sometimes the word tradition conjures up fond memories of candlelight services on Christmas Eve. On other occasions, it reminds us of strict rules or strange practices that are justified because, after all, “they are tradition.” I’d like to share about a tradition in our culture that I’d like to kick.Continue reading “Breaking Tradition: a good thing or a bad one?”