You Dream of Resurrection

You Dream of Resurrection

“You ask too many questions, you start too many fights, you dream of resurrection but you’re too scared to die.” This is a lyric from a song called “Birds” by The Collection, one of my favorite bands. From the first time I heard this line...
What I Do at My Service Site

What I Do at My Service Site

My Mission Year service site is the Star of Hope Mission. It’s a nonprofit organization that has been providing Christ-centered services to the homeless population of Houston, TX since 1907 (that’s 110 years!). I was assigned to the new Cornerstone...
From Death to Resurrection

From Death to Resurrection

For years and years I asked God to show me himself. For years and years I prayed for the Spirit of God to fall on me and empower me in undeniable ways. For years and years I dreamed of being resurrected into this perfect version of a Christian that I had imagined...
What do I see? What do I seek?

What do I see? What do I seek?

A few years ago I went on a week-long mission trip to Boston with my youth group and Boston Project Ministries. Each summer BPM would have a theme for their trips, and this particular summer the theme was “What do you see? What do you seek?” The point was...
Kindness

Kindness

  On my housemate’s 21st birthday, her and I went out for an early walk for our community day. We left our house around 7:00 am and it was a cold morning. As we started our walk, we passed our neighbor who was also out walking his dog and puppy. We quickly...
Still Dreaming

Still Dreaming

I found myself at a MLK rally, tears welling up in my eyes as the speaker lamented over the racial injustice present in the Philadelphia school systems. While state funding for education is supposed to help bring equality in district resources, Pennsylvania ranks the...
Top 5 Blog Posts of 2017

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2017

Happy New Year! We look forward to blogging and reading more in 2018. Here are, in no particular order, five of our top blog posts of 2017. — “The old me would have been afraid to question my thoughts and actions and probably would have ignored my feelings...
Worship

Worship

You know when you first received the 8-pack of Crayola Crayons and that box had the simple colors in it: red, blue, pink, green, yellow, orange, black, and brown? Then you got the 64 pack of crayons and instead of having simple colors, you now have six different...
Be Real

Be Real

Before this Mission Year started my overall goal was to be an authentic leader. When I thought of an authentic leader I thought of someone who was aware of their gifts and worked in them, humble enough to accept and acknowledge weaknesses and fears, unwavering in...
“Are the Holes Just a Style Thing?”

“Are the Holes Just a Style Thing?”

There’s a house on the corner of our block that always has a calico cat sitting on the porch. I first noticed it one fateful night when I had sprinted barefoot out of our door after my housemate, Luke, who was taking our recently captured house mouse to be...