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The beauty of surrender

Choosing to surrender is the most difficult thing you will do, every day, for the rest of your life. But it will be the most rewarding thing you will ever do, for all time

A presentation of the Gospel with CU Martus

This article is written on behalf of an evangelism campaign for Christian Union Martus, a campus ministry which brings spiritual transformation and renewal to campus by equipping students to seek the Lord, grow in knowledge and love of His Word, and thoughtfully engage Penn with the gospel.

Finding God in pain

When I thought I needed relief, God knew I needed to know Him deeper. He has transformed my cry of “why” to a different plea: Lord, show me how my pain can be used for Your glory. Give me a glimpse of Your work in my suffering.

My church

Sometimes I find there is more wisdom here in the moldy crackled walls of dirty carpets and plastic chairs and the taste of hot dogs split in three so there’s enough to share than in a thousand gleaming halls. Sometimes I find there is more love here in the dress bought with everyone’s hands ofContinue reading “My church”


What right do we have to claim we are too busy for Him? We have none. Our Creator deserves intentional, undivided time from us, and as we wait in that stillness, He is faithful to meet us.

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