Monday, April 27, 2015


When you get a few minutes, take a look at this video.
Forward it to your friends, family, and colleagues.
One of the biggest issues with what's going on in the Middle East is the lack of attention and ignorance to the severity of the situation. Hope for Iraq is a faith-based organization determined to help the displaced people in northern Iraq who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict. There are currently thousands of refugees and women who have been victims of sexual slavery who are in dire need of humanitarian aid. Hope for Iraq seeks to provide that aid for these women and children using food, shelter, and education. If you have any questions feel free to ask! Check out You can also find their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages with the same name.

Be an advocate for the voiceless. Be heard.

#givehope4iraq #victorious #gh4i

Saturday, April 25, 2015

doubting thomas

Many of you know my plans for the future:
Go to California in the fall
Transfer to the campus in Vajta, Hungary after a semester or so
Become a missionary to Muslim people

Recently I have been doubting these plans so much,
And it hasn't been for any real reason. 
I mean, I've been getting really really sad when I think about how I am not going to college to be an English teacher / writer / editor. 
Me and my selfishness have been like "Am I going to hate serving other people for the rest of my life? Probably.
How stupid is that?! Especially since I'm headed right into God's will. 

But ANYWAY, the women's seminar yesterday and today completely blessed me. 
All of the speakers 100% reassured me that I am going to love where I am headed in this next season. 
I have been praying and praying that I wouldn't lose my fire and that my heart for Muslim people wouldn't die out. Today, when Heather Mercer put up the pictures of the women in chains because of ISIS, I was longing to help set them free. And those aren't the only women in danger! Many women are sold into slavery and sex trafficking. If you've kept up with my blog so far, you know I participated in Dressember, and I wore a dress everyday for a month to raise awareness for sex trafficking. 

All of this to say...
The Lord is faithful. 
Like honestly so faithful. In all of my humanness and daily failings, he never lets me down!
He knows every doubt and worry that my heart has ever seen and ever will see. 
I have never been more loved than by my Heavenly Father. 
What a wonderful feeling it is to be cherished by the one who holds my life and has numbered my days. 
I am honored to know Jesus. I am honored that he knows my name and has written my story. I am honored to do his will. 

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. 
Psalm 119

{1,500+ women, hands raised, praising the most high God}

Monday, April 6, 2015

midnight musings.

it's very late, or rather early.
and here i sit
pondering about a boy,
hoping that he is pondering about me.
how silly i feel,
knowing he doesn't feel the same.