Unselfish Self-Love

Unselfish Self-Love

If I’m being honest, I’m not super great at the whole self-love thing. I would rather support and encourage my tribe than take time to take care of myself. I would rather not focus on myself, because that means being ok with being alone—really alone. Like sitting with my thoughts, reflecting on what I need …

Mobilizing the Church

Mobilizing the Church

I have only been out of the country twice, and both times, I visited Latin American nations. The first time I left the country, I went to Ecuador, and, this summer, I visited the Dominican Republic with Healing Waters International.   This certainly does not make me an expert in Latin America culture or the …

We Saved a Seat for You

We Saved a Seat for You

This summer, I joined a 20s small group with the church I was going to. I had literally lived in Denver for a week, and I knocked on the door of a stranger’s house to meet over 25 people around my age. . .who were also complete strangers. Needless to say, I was absolutely terrified …

Water Walk: Pastor Marietta’s Story

Water Walk: Pastor Marietta’s Story

As the sun barely peaks behind the trees, Pastor Marietta—the community leader of Hoyo Oscuro in the Dominican Republic—wakes up, slips on tattered sandals, grabs a five-gallon bucket, and begins the arduous journey to her local water source. The water comes from a hole in the ground full of murky creek water. She trudges up …