The boldness of others has caused some of my greatest personal growth. I was blessed to live in a community last year where the opportunity for feedback was frequent. I had many friends who would confront me in love. One growth moment in particular came on a day when I was stuck in a negative … Continue reading Shut Up Before You Kill Someone: Choosing to Speak Life not Death
For a big portion of my life, I was dishonest to both myself and to others. I was so focused on shoving any negative emotions down that I never allowed myself to truly feel pain. The pain of death, the pain of divorced parents, the pain of practically any life experience that hurt – I … Continue reading Freedom through Pain
Proverbs 25:28 “A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.” Ever since I was a small child, I’ve struggled with the sins of lust and masturbation. But until recently, I didn’t realize how deep those sins were rooted. Five months ago, I was exactly what Proverbs 25:28 talks about … Continue reading God Confronted My Struggle With Lust and Masturbation
Are disciples even real? They seem illusive. People you talk about but don’t really see. Kind of like a magician that does something amazing right before throwing down a cloud of smoke and disappearing. I’ve head the word “discipleship” thrown around, but all I see are two people getting coffee while one talks about her problems. It … Continue reading Are Disciples Even Real?
I had never quite known distress until I cut my first onion. The innocent act of attempting to make a burrito bowl was sabotaged when the essence of onion drifted up to attack my eyes. Suddenly, I was completely undone. I couldn’t see. Tears came unbidden to my eyes. Forget the burrito bowl. I was going … Continue reading Perspective
Throughout my time on the World Race thoughts of America were never far from my mind. I thought of Chipotle, chips & salsa, Doritos, honey roasted peanut butter, fresh candy bars, and Goldfish. I thought of my roommates, my family in Nevada, and how great it would be to hug and see all of … Continue reading I Am A Missionary Living In America
My heart is racing as I write this. It is absolutely NO fun to expose yourself for all you are. But what’s worse is allowing the fear to keep you hidden. Hi. My name is Sarah, and I am a human. I struggle with insecurities, and yes, a racing heart. I wish fear would go … Continue reading How to Starve Fear
This is a guest post by my very dear friend, Georgia Dewey. She writes of what the trees have taught her about life and she brings great truth with a poetic tone. Please enjoy! _____________________________________________________________________________________ The other day I rose bright and early, ready to punch Monday straight in the face, only to find that … Continue reading Five Things I Learned from Autumn
Tonight—for about the hundredth time this summer—my thought-life circles around one thing: “I don’t get it.” Earlier today, I walked into what was supposed to be a medication follow-up for one issue, only to walk away with an even more severe diagnosis of something that has not been mentioned in the medical conversation all summer. … Continue reading Bad News and an Attitude.
Possessing the last name Tschanz and calling Colorado home can only mean one thing, or maybe two- a love for the outdoors and adventures. Which often collide in a lovely activity known as camping. Growing up my dad would always drag my sister and I on a camping trip which always involved a lot of … Continue reading Burdens and How to Lay ‘Em Down