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Rub Some Dirt In It

I lived 23 years carrying around the lie that I’m boring. I look around at my squad and see a group that knows how to have a good time. I don’t look like them. My mind works differently. I’m not nearly as adventurous or spontaneous. I enjoy introverting indoors rather than dancing in the rain. When the typhoon hit Myanmar, I was thriving. I finished two books in one day and I never wanted to leave my room, honestly. Enter Danielle. Danielle has been my teammate for 5 months. S

Racine Wisconsin

This last week I went on a mission trip to Racine Wisconsin. Actually, as I type this Im sitting on a church floor after one looonggg closing worship with my dear friends in Christ. I prayed for a long time after worship ended and we had taken communion. I prayed for guidance, wisdom, strength and courage. This week compares only to a slight fraction of what I will experience on the Race, but I have seen God so many times in the past six days and if each week throughout the the Race is like this

Praise God!

It is amazing, how God reveals Himself to us in our need. This post will be very brief.  As it stands now it is 11pm and I've been working hard on my stuff for the yard sale tomorrow and I must be up and going very early. This week God has been showing me a great deal in His word about how He provides in impossible situations, but that how He often waits to do so until we have come to the end of ourselves.  From the story of the great prophet Elijah, the story of the religious leader

Lock-down in Hawassa (More Than I Expected )

New team, new continent, new country, new language and new currency, basically what started out as “routine” (routine has a meaning all its own on the race) quickly became anything but. Allow me to explain. Our ministry this month was in Hawassa, (for a little more on our ministry read my blog Unmet Expectaions). Life in Hawassa was frustratingly boring… Until Thursday June 14. Our ministry for the day was cancelled so we decided to go somewhere to get off the compound, find


The reality is setting in. I have to raise $15,800. So many people have given. So many of my friends have given what they can. A dear friend painted pictures for me to sale. I have seen so many people's generosity pour out in efforts to help me reach my goals. I have emailed every person I can think of. As much as people give I am still failing to reach my goals. I have seen God show me not to give up. When I started to lose faith someone anonymously donated $1,000. If you're reading this, than