Front Row Seat
As a missionary in Siberia, Russia for eight years, I was confident that I had a bird’s eye view to what God was doing in the world - at least my part of the world. And I was happy and excited to be a part of expanding the kingdom of heaven.
When my family was suddenly and unexpectedly returned to the United States, I was devastated and resigned myself to sitting on the sidelines, watching God use others. I spent several years adjusting to life in America, and not always with a joyful...
Trusting God With My Finances
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33)
Due to a weird snafu, June 2015 found me down to my last $800 with my next financial aid reimbursement more than two months off. Desperate, I contacted my Adult Study Center student advisor, Pastor Tom Tunnicliff, for a lead on a job. An hour later I had an appointment to stop in at Coach USA to fill out my hire paperwork. If I passed my background check I had the...
This One's On Me
As a staff member with the college-age ministry at Elmbrook Church I’m often asked, “What do you actually do?” I used to dread that question because I didn’t think I had a good enough answer. Now, two and a half years into my role, I no longer shy away from my answer. “I take college-age adults out for coffee.”
I submitted my life to Jesus when I was 18 years old, just entering college. Then I was loved into the Kingdom of God through the college-age...