Sunlight and Water

Alaska treelineIn recent weeks, I have been able to go on several walks and hikes around Anchorage. A gorgeous trail made me think of two of my favorite things in nature—first sunlight in the morning and the sound of rushing water.


Blind to God's power

Stegall in WalesThe other day, my supervisor took my partner and me to a place in North Wales. When we got there and I stepped out of the car, my breath was just taken away.

Giving and receiving

A beautiful woman named Katherine entered the Hospitality House in Huntsville—a home away from home for people who have loved ones in prison.

Breathtaking reminder of God’s might

Working as a missionary here at the Texas Baptist Children’s Home here in Round Rock has been incredible.

A different dream

baby on roadMy friend, Henry, wanted to take a few people to a village here in Southeast Asia.

Pocket change

We walked around the city of Butuan, getting to know the stores and markets of our area. We are here as part of Nehemiah Teams, serving with Habitat for Humanity, building houses for the poor and impoverished.

Simple life, simple gospel

On a recent Sunday morning, my teammates and I were invited to a village, where one of our new friends lived.


U-turn toward Jesus

“Samantha,” she said while reclining in my lap, “you look like Chucky Cheese!”

Life-changing journey

I’m at a loss for words to describe my recent trip to Haiti. Words cannot paint an adequate picture to portray how God has changed not only my life, but also the lives of nearly 15,00 Haitian people in the small city of Ferrier.

Laying a foundation

Uganda kids“Children are a gift from the Lord,” Psalm 127:3 says. Then why are there thousands of these precious gifts with no family to care for them in Kampala, Uganda alone, not to mention the rest of the world?

Preparing my heart

God, how can I help others if I, myself, am broken?

Perspective on beauty

As a summer missionary in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, I recently had the opportunity to view my mission field from two very different perspectives—high on top of a mountain and down in the city on the Gatlinburg Parkway, among the hustle and bustle of the crowds.

Living in a fish bowl

I always think it’s neat when doctors or dentists have fish tanks in their waiting rooms. I never get bored when there is a fish tank, especially if there are tropical fish inside.

Join the family

When we walked into the Kadariya’s house, Narmiya and her friend were on the floor, reciting the Bhagavat-Gita.

In heaven now

“She looks so peaceful.” People often say those words to try to console someone who has just experienced loss.
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