Message at LifeBridge Community Church

This past Sunday (August 20th) I had the opportunity to preach and share about a moment of tension I had in my faith while in Nepal. I spoke about the joy that can be found in the Holy Spirit and the tension that can come when we're not experiencing the joy and peace...

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Circumstantial Joy

I wrote this post on May 15, 2017 while in a Himalayan mountain village. Circumstantial joy. A terrifying combination. You see, joy is a beautiful thing. It enables you to love the broken, it brings life in the darkest of moments, and it allows a servant heart in the...

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My Jesus is Faithful

Faithful. This is a characteristic of God that we so flippantly say. In Christian circles it's mentioned so often that of course, God is faithful! He will be who He says He is. Many of my friends have gone through experiences and themed it as a time where God showed...

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The Adventure Begins

// Written on April 14, 2017 // Hey friends! I'm writing this sitting on my bed in a guesthouse in the middle of the Himalayan Mountains! It's week two of this outreach and God is definitely moving! I've had this dream. A dream to travel across the world, to hike to...

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Nepal Bound!

Back row: Chris (Arizona), Cole (British Columbia), Leah (British Columbia), Marie (Switzerland), Pontus (Sweden), Cecilia (Sweden), Solomon (British Columbia) Front row: Nick (Florida), Lindsay (Nova Scotia) This current season I'm in is one of great newness and...

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lifestyle outreach

The last few weeks have been quite hectic as the five outreach teams from the September 2016 school returned. We had over fifty additional people on base which made everything a little crowded and a tad louder but throughout the chaos it was amazing! Everyone had just...

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power. freedom. victory.

It's funny how a year ago this week I was flying to Hawaii for the very first time, embarking on my first DTS adventure. Now a year later, I'm living in Hawaii and staffing the January 2017 DTS! This past week has been filled with many airport pickups and getting to...

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2016 | an introspection on intentionality

You know the people that choose a cheesy word at New Years and use it describe the coming year? Yeah...that's unabashedly me. My "word" or "theme" for 2016 was intentional.  An old youth pastor once hugely impacted my perspective in the words of "Your destination...

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{ home for Christmas }

I'm at home in Halifax, my feet on the heater, enjoying the Christmas music coming from the kitchen. Mom and Dad are out getting a tree, I'm about to catch up over coffee with a friend, it's a sweet, chilly season. I've been thinking back over the last three months,...

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this is Sean.

This is Sean. He's originally from the Big Island of Hawaii but for the last year has been living here on Oahu! I have the pleasure of getting to help lead Sean's team before they head off on Outreach in December. He's also a part of the crew I get to take to...

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eating popcicles and loving life

Hiya friends! I'm currently sitting at a picnic table in the shade, eating a popsicle, listening to Ben Rector, and watching students play softball in the yard next to me. It’s a chill Friday afternoon after a busy week in the DTS! This morning’s lecture wrapped up...

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this is Sydney.

This is Sydney. Hailing from the wonderful prairie land of Winnipeg, Manitoba, she's 18 and a student in the Discipleship Training School I'm staffing. I sat down with her to ask her some questions about her story and DTS so far. I'm a huge fan of Sydney, you should...

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