grace&glory

Luke 19:28-44 28And when he had said these things,he went on ahead,going up to Jerusalem. 29When he drew near to Bethphage andBethany, atthe mount that is called Olivet, he sent  two of the disciples, 30saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied,on which no one…

[storm clouds roll]

(Hey Reader….be prepared for a very honest post…and a very real story.) Sunday afternoon I got a call from my mom when I was speaking with a friend while sitting on those wonderful swings under the gazebo in front of Kent. That call said that the doctor had done some tests and those tests looked…

His goodness in a green land

“What would our world look like if more Christians took risks, made a ruckus, walked through ‘portals’ into the unknown for the sake of the gospel?” Hello Everyone! Our team made it safely back to the United States! Janna arrived on Tuesday, and Dan and I arrived yesterday afternoon. This trip has held so many…

what grace is mine

Bray Beach Here are some pictures from our trip today to Bray and Malahide down the east coast of Ireland near Dublin. We took the DART (or train), which is something I’ve been wanting to do. 🙂 A girl who has also been staying here at Fiona’s house also went with us. Her name is Hadjar and…

Go West!

Here are some pictures from this past few days in the town of Dingle. I went with Mrs. A, and one of her friends named Clodagh (an irish name pronouced Clo-ta). Our purpose for going was two-fold. 1) to attend a silk dyeing workshop, 2) to use the opportunity to get meet people with art…

some socrates, and some ‘fighting words’

On Tuesday night Janna’s sister got here with a friend. They had been staying in England for a school trip. So while Janna got them settled in (they are staying with us at our host family’s house), and while Dan was at Running Club, I headed downtown Dublin by myself to Costa Coffee to meet…

Mosaic. Oasis. Woven and Made holy.

These are some pictures from the past week. We spent last weekend in a town called Kilkenny about 1 1/2 south of Dublin. It was a country adventure. Being in nature was pure refreshment to the soul. I love the hills and valleys. The purpose of our going was to visit a friend of Mrs….

86% raised, and 35 days to go!

That’s right friends and family! I am at 86% support raised for Ireland this summer. This means that my plane tickets will be purchased in the upcoming days! Please be praying that the rest of the support would come in for the rest of the team as well. Each of us is raising $4,300, and…

65% Raised!

Hi Everyone! I just found out today that I am at 65% raised for my trip to Ireland this summer! This is just so exciting, and I’ve not really been able to get my mind around it. I’m humbled, and filled with joy to know that God has been bringing people along on this journey…

Lyrics: “a far country” -andrew peterson

I’ve been loving these lyrics from Andrew Peterson’s song, “A Far Country” from the album of the same name. A Far Country by andrew peterson Father Abraham Do you remember when You were called to a land And didn’t know the way ‘Cause we are wandering In a foreign land We are children of the…

of flowers and pearls

Spring break is a sweet thing. I wasn’t really ready for it…it kind of was rushed upon me while at the same time I saw it coming from a long way off. With checkouts and all of the rooms on my hall wonderfully cleaned by my residents, I was happy to stride away from alpha…

for some reason

….i’ve been thinking of past childhood memories and things that make me feel alive. Past experiences, lovely video-memories, and still photography that is just lodged in my mind instead of on glossy or matte paper…and that’s ok… they bounce around and glance off of each other. and words are the only way to express it….