I was lost as a child. Confused, I swam in the seas of rejection. I placed my heart in the deceitful hands of deception, because she made me happy. Proud to escape the reality of pain, and quick to dismiss the truth of shame I grew. My teen years, or dream years, were mellowed by… Continue reading Freedom
Truth in the Midst of Hardship
3 minute read “For he has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy. He has not turned his back on them, but has listened to their cries for help.” Psalm 22:24 This coronavirus has sure been dealing out its fair share of blows lately. I think it’s safe to say the virus took… Continue reading Truth in the Midst of Hardship
FISU Friday: Rio and the Power of Prayer
Our team played four games in five days and so we were exhausted by the time everything was over. We first played Mexico, and then the next day we played against Uruguay. On our off day, my team and I flew over to Rio De Janeiro and spent a whole day exploring this incredibly beautiful… Continue reading FISU Friday: Rio and the Power of Prayer
FISU Friday: Samaritan’s Feet
One of our first days in Brazil was spent with an organization called Samaritan’s Feet. This organization devotes its time, resources, and energy into providing shoes for underprivileged youth. We traveled through some of the poorest parts of Sao Paulo in order to get to our destination, and while on the bus looking out the… Continue reading FISU Friday: Samaritan’s Feet
A Deeper Truth Behind Coach Muffet McGraw’s Vulnerability
Sports are a rollercoaster, and that has been put on display this season by the Notre Dame Women's Basketball program. 2018 National Champions and 2019 National Runners Up, the Fighting Irish have surprised everyone this season with a struggling performance, currently putting them at 6-11 overall and 1-4 in conference play. To top things off,… Continue reading A Deeper Truth Behind Coach Muffet McGraw’s Vulnerability
FISU Friday: Finding My Voice
For the next four weeks, follow along with Megan Gustafson's experience with Athletes in Action in the 2018 FISU Pan-American Games when we traveled to São Paolo, Brazil. She will share insight from the trip, explaining what took place and how she grew. We hope that her thoughts will be an encouragement to you, as… Continue reading FISU Friday: Finding My Voice
Are You Tired of Running?
Are you tired of running? Some of us are running at a hurried pace, longing for a break or at least a light shining at the end of a long tunnel of commitments and juggled priorities. In a culture that is ruled by balancing schedules, multi-tasking, tiredness, and time-oriented people...I think it is good to… Continue reading Are You Tired of Running?
Do you ever think you're doing pretty well and growing, and then something unexpected happens that makes you feel you've taken several steps back? That happened to me once (well, more than once, but we'll talk about this one time)... I was helping lead a trip overseas that brought on significantly more stress than normal.… Continue reading Rooted
Not by Sight
Anyone that has sat and held a real conversation with me can quickly learn a few things about me. I live by a self made itinerary of my life, I'm not very open to ideas or suggestions that stray from my plan, and I love big words. For as long as I can remember I… Continue reading Not by Sight
What Are Your Slingshot and Stones?
Who doesn’t love the David and Goliath story? Good vs Evil. Shepherd boy vs a Giant. Slingshot vs Sword. Overcoming odds. I never tire of it. But there’s more to the story than David (and God) defeating Goliath. Often overlooked is why David used a slingshot and stones, why not the sword or armour that… Continue reading What Are Your Slingshot and Stones?