A few months ago I celebrated my 32nd birthday. My parents made their first trip to visit me in Germany and we enjoyed traditional German food and plenty of sight-seeing around the province of Hessen. As messages of congratulations flew in from friends all over the world, I noted the occasional hint of awkwardness or […]Read More The Worst Kept Secret
I returned from New York City in December 2014, just days before Christmas, having completed a four-month internship programme with Metro World Child. I arrived back in my home city with little idea of what would happen next; having felt that the season I was in was not yet over. Having been asked to be […]Read More The Catalyst for Answered Prayer
A few weeks ago I was asked to share a testimony at church. The opportunity thrilled me and I was grateful to have the chance to share a little of my heart with my new church family. But then I hesitated, as I carefully typed my reply to my pastor… “Sure. In English or German?” […]Read More Do It Anyway
I recently read a social media post from Paul Scanlon that resonated with me as I reflected back on my time in Germany so far. It read: “Q) How do you attract divine guidance? A) Movement. The biggest thing I’ve learned about divine guidance in over 45 years of walking with God is that: GOD […]Read More Building Momentum
“But how do I know it’s God?” I’ve been asked this question over and over again the last few months; friends, acquaintances in church, family members, even social media connections from the other side of the world, all want to know the same thing: how do we know we are being led by God? So […]Read More How Do I Know It’s God?
It can be easy to look at the everyday, mundane nature of life and ask ourselves this very question. I remember reading a book in school that described people in the “rat race”. People going to and from their work and daily lives, like a swarm of mice going back and forth, back and forth, […]Read More So Why am I Here Again?
My first few months in Germany were exhausting. Each night I would settle in bed early, allowing myself plenty of time to get in a good night’s sleep. Ninety minutes later, however, I would still be awake, having lain in bed thinking up a wide range of social scenarios and rehearsing German dialogue, should I […]Read More Adventure Awaits: The Greatest Adventure
I was never much of an adventurer growing up. I was the kid who watched as her friends hurtled around a rollercoaster while I stood safely on solid ground. As a teenager, I held my peers’ belongings as they climbed and swung and scrambled their way through the ropes course at summer camp. Even in […]Read More Adventure Awaits: When Adventure Becomes a Habit
Heading home from New York City after my internship, I knew that my suitcase was overweight. I had tried to get rid of as much as I could before I left, but, after three months there, I not only carried my belongings home with me, but many sentimental items too. There were gifts from the […]Read More Adventure Awaits: Packing Light