Your No is Her Hope

Let’s talk about porn. Let’s talk about it because politicians, pastors, and parents don’t talk about it. They don’t talk about it because they don’t know it’s an issue. The internet wasn’t around when the Baby Boomers were young, so pornography was that dirty little secret that only a few people had. But for Millennials,…

My Last First Date

I’m interviewing for a pretty fun-sounding writing job on a dating ideas and advice blog. I wrote a sample article for them and, well, I liked it so much I wanted to put it up on the blog! Here it is…   First dates can be a nail-biter for anyone but I’ve luckily found myself…

Heroes: The McPhersons

I was never particularly close to Jon and Ashley McPherson. I volunteered at children’s church with them on Sundays, but what I didn’t know was that they would do something that would alter the course of my life forever. Back in 2009, I was looking into what I could do after college. I had been…

Heroes: My Mom

If you’re like me, you salivate every time a superhero movie comes out. Maybe you even read the comics because, hey, it’s cool to be a nerd now-a-days. I love superhero stories because I can see so many pieces of God’s story– our story– in them. I love watching Iron Man overcome his personal demons…

Changing What Mission Means

When I first began to follow Jesus as a high school student, I was dying to lead someone else into a relationship with Him. The way I saw it, I had been given a precious gift so I had to pay it forward. It wasn’t anything I had to do in order to win favor…