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03 – missional living

God is Here.

Wow.  God is good.  (Read my last few articles to get up to speed)  I’m not exactly sure why I had lost vision when God had thrown some new obstacle in our way. I have realized that God wouldn’t bring us this far to abandon us. It just takes a …

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God can use me?

I need to stop thinking that God can’t use me. The past three weeks have been insane, between the countless phone calls, emails and, the never ending amount of paperwork. All the while struggling to keep God at the center. I’m only 16 and my whole world has become about …

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The Love of a Father

Last week, I was working–as many people do. I was folding t-shirts by the cashier, and I couldn’t help but overhear a conversation by a father and his toddler son. The father had just refused to let his son buy a toy truck, and the little boy was angry, his …

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What Changes You?

What is change? This is a question we at SCA have been asked many times over these past few days. What is change? I asked my devotions class to write me an answer – and tonight I got the chance to read their answers, and boy am I encouraged. Not …

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Purple Blanket

This weekend, I had the opportunity to attend Symphony in the City. A great community building performance in which the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra plays music to the film of disney’s Fantasia. A cold, but festive night ending with fireworks, and glowsticks. As I prepared for this night out with friends, I packed along some …

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His Children.

I’m sitting outside as I write this. The thunderstorm is right above me and I can see the sunset so cool in the clouds. There is thunder once in a while. Praise the Lord – Praise the Lord. Today I got to see kids open up to God – come …

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Off to the North

So tomorrow in the wee early hours of the morning I set off to the Northwest Territories for a missions trip. And I haven’t been this terrified… this homesick for my home… this scared… for something in a very, very long time. This trip is full of unknowns, this trip …

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A Servants Heart..

As I sit here writing this, I think of all the memories and friendships that were made in Vancouver. At the same time, I can’t help but be bothered by the pain and hurt I saw while walking the streets of East Hastings. Prostitution, drug deals, people sleeping in the …

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Missing L.A. but Trusting God Here

As I sit here in Missions class, listening to Cecie’s lullaby by Steffany Gretzinger for the fifth time today, I realize that I still feel the huge void and relentless emptiness that I’ve felt since the day I got back from L.A.. It doesn’t seem to go away, no matter …

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