Podcast: Growing Pains- Graduation Edition

So excited to post my first podcast! I’ve never done this before, so give me some grace if you hear any mess ups (but also let me know so I can change them!) Let me know what you think! -HJM

Obedience > Feelings: A lesson from Joseph

Have you ever been in a sticky situation?  We’re going to look at the life of Joseph, who was in a sticky situation. He’s engaged to Mary, you may have heard of her. Mary is pregnant, but Joseph is not the dad. This looks really bad on Joseph and Mary. This was a sticky situation…

Good ideas are second to God’s great plan

After David was settled in his palace, he said to Nathan the prophet, “Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of the covenant of the Lord is under a tent.” Nathan replied to David, “Whatever you have in mind, do it, for God is with you.” (1 Chronicles 17:1-2) King David of…

TITUS

Background: Paul mentions Titus in Galatians 2:1-3, and we find out that he was a Gentile. Then after fourteen years, I went up again to Jerusalem, this time with Barnabas. I took Titus along also. I went in response to a revelation and, meeting privately with those esteemed as leaders, I presented to them the…

Brokenness

“Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.And even if our gospel is veiled, it…

What’s in my parenthesis?

Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) John 11:1-2 At the beginning of this story, John remembers Mary for…

Scantron Mercies

Today, I forgot a grading sheet, also known as a scantron, where I bubble my answers for exams. My sociology teacher, Dr. K, could have, should have, not let me go get a scantron during the test, but she did. I should’ve gotten a 0 on the test, but I didn’t. She had mercy on…

The Root of All Pride

“I’m just really struggling with pride right now.” What the does that even mean? Every believer has most likely said that first statement, in some form or fashion, at either a Sunday school class, discipleship meeting, or ‘Life Group.’ Pride is easy to talk about in general terms, but we must get to the root…

Munich Update 2

Here’s a final update before I will hopefully get to see each of you face to face and catch up. I know a lot has happened in your lives since I’ve been gone, and there’s many things I’d like to tell you in person about my time here.  First, thank you so much for the…

Munich Update 1

Hi friends and family! Wow! I’ve now been in Germany about 2 1/2 weeks. It has flown by. I have learned so much about Father, myself, and the people around me. Many of you read my Amsterdam Updates. There are a few differences between what I did in Amsterdam and what I’m doing here. First of…

Final Amsterdam Update

I am currently sitting in Schiphol, the airport in Amsterdam. One of the girls on my team and I are about to fly to Munich, Germany to do what we’ve been doing here in ‘Dam: pr*yer walking through specific communities with our people group, sharing the G*spel, and leading short term teams of students from the…

Amsterdam Update 2

Hi friends and family!! Thank you for all of the love and encouragement after the last blog post. I am so comforted by the fact that there are so many of you who care and are praying for me and my team. The past week and a half have FLOWN by! We have been going…