“The world values you going to the gym more than to the deepest places of your soul…” – Shauna Niequest, Cold Tangerines. This is a post about crying. Not a post about the crying of physical tears, but the crying of our souls.
If you have not read my bio yet, then you probably don’t know much about me. That’s okay, but what you do need to know for this post is that I am a 23-year-old woman working with teenage refugee boys at Bethany Christian Services. I’d like to share with you what I have learned about humility, serving, and more specifically humbly serving the undeserving.
“I don’t think I can adequately verbalize the gospel. I’m nervous. What if my friend doesn’t want to hear anything about Jesus? What if my relationship with friend name here becomes strained because they think I am trying to convert them?” A while back ago, a pastor challenged a group of college students to think of three people in their lives that do not know Jesus and share the gospel with them that summer break. I thought to myself, “This is a cool challenge.” He said, “Just share what the gospel means to you. Share what the gospel has done in your life.” I felt a huge weight being lifted off my shoulders and I thought, “Wow. Sharing what the gospel means to me is much less intimidating than saying to someone, ‘Hey. Have you heard the gospel?’ and see the other person fidget uncomfortably thinking I am trying to […]
We all grieve at one time or another. Sometimes we grieve because a friendship or significant other has left our lives. Sometimes we grieve because someone we knew or cared about has passed away. Lately, majority of the world has been grieving for our Country as we’ve seen and heard of gruesome attacks on the innocent lives of people. We don’t necessarily need to know these people personally to grieve for the hardship and loss that people experience.
This year I transitioned jobs 3 times: Missionary in the Netherlands, Government/Charity Liaison for the state of Texas, and Fundraiser for an educational nonprofit in Austin. The most difficult transition has been moving from “field staff” to “administrative staff.” What I mean by that is,