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In October 2015, I attended an interest meeting at my university for a mission trip to the U.K. I left the meeting and immediately called my dad. “Sooo I’m supposed to go to England,” I said. I filled out an application and then began to attend training meetings starting in January. Learning more about England and the spiritual darkness there stirred my heart. I couldn’t wait to go! In late February, we were assigned our teams. Three people on my more »

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Shortly after I became a Christian at age seven, the children’s minister at my church discipled me for a while. Honestly, I don’t remember hardly anything I learned during that time since I was so young. However, the one thing I do remember is the “stop light” illustration to how God answers prayers. During that time of discipleship, I learned that there are three ways God answers prayers: Yes = Green Light Yes, but not right now = Yellow Light more »

Waiting for something can be super hard, so here are a few things to keep in mind for when you are in a season of waiting.

The gate slammed shut right as my brother and I reached the front of the line. Four year old Kyle stuck out his lower lip and proceeded to grasp ahold of the gate, peering through the wires at the lucky kids who were already able to enter the gate and ride the fun Taz Swings at this Six Flags park. His brow furrowed and he begun to shake the gate as hard as his tiny arms could. “Let me in!” more »

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So often I rush the future. For instance, when I was in middle school, Facebook was the new big thing. Everyone of my friends were getting an account and they constantly chattered about it at school. I wasn’t allowed to have a Facebook. I begged and begged and begged my mom to relent, but she wouldn’t budge. The thirteen year old me could not understand why everyone else was allowed to have a Facebook, and I wasn’t. If I could more »