Tag Archives: God

Change Your Playlist. Change Your Life.

“I am not good at anything.” “No one could ever love me.” “I would be happy if I had …… (a husband, a baby, a better job, more money)” Lies. These are all lies. But sometimes they feel more real than the truth. How did we get here? We are easily deceived. And as much […]

World Changing – Writing History or Fairytale Dreaming?

“If you could to anything to change the world, what would it be?” That’s quite a question to answer in a group of influential leaders that you are just getting to know. Considering that question started to remind me of answering the hypothetical question a genie emerging from a bottle might ask. While it is […]

Welcome to His World

“Fasten your seat belts, “ the pilot stated in both Finnish and English as our plane landed on my first international experience. Even though my feet had still never touched foreign soil, the introduction into a foreign world had already begun. I began to notice differences as our flight attendants wore black, leather gloves as […]

Sabotaging Love

“So you are saying that I can never ever have ice cream again for the rest of my life?!?!” I was riding in a minivan, my sister at the wheel, my young niece in the back seat on our way to….  well, get ice cream. It sounds pretty ridiculous, doesn’t it? Somehow in her young, […]


Walking up to the front door for the first time, it already felt like home. At least I could imagine it. My realtor and dear friend, Jennifer Blackwood, unlocked the door and it slowly unveiled what was inside. I started to get a little giddy as I realized that my “home” had beautiful hardwood floors! […]

With Age Comes…growing old in a postmodern world

Just a few short months after my college graduation I found myself eating fish soup in a pristine cafeteria in Finland. I was attending a briefing conference that marked the beginning of my year of ministry in Tallinn, Estonia. Just before the soup I heard Cas Monaco give a talk on how she handled her […]