Love God & Love People Bracelets

I am selling “Love God & Love People” bracelets as a fundraiser for the move to Tanzania this summer. Check out the bracelets page if you are interested in a special gift for a friend, or even a fun bracelet for yourself!

Tanzania-Bound!

I received an official invitation to teach at Haven of Peace Academy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania for the 2013-2014 school year! See my missions update, “Changing Direction,” for more information.

A Generation of Drifters

When I was young, young children were encouraged to dream of being firefighters or policemen, nurses or mothers. In the last twenty-four years, that ideal of heroism has been exchanged for a much lesser goal. Just last semester, a student in my English class wrote that his goal in life was to be the life…

Loosing the Chains

Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? – Isaiah 58:6 Though it may be startling to some, the slavery taking place in the world today far exceeds the hushed cries of the slave trade of the…

Hiding in Elijah’s Caves

The darkness seeps in. Shadows overtake. Doubt. Fear. Insufficiency. The whispers drone on with frightening intensity: “You are alone.” “No one cares.” “You can’t do this.” “Your life sucks…and it’s all your fault.” “The pain will never end.” The blight of discouragement and depression strikes each of us at one time or another, regardless of…

#education. #homeschooled. #historybuff.

In the last ten years, the emergence of social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest and the explosion of Google as a searching powerhouse have opened up endless possibilities for education. Technology, once considered an enemy of education, has now given students and teachers the keys to stepping beyond the classroom walls…