Posts tagged with: Freedom

Look Up

A spoken word by Mandie Messerschmidt I’m Drowning. Where am I? I look around and I am drowning in a pool of fear and doubt. I look to my left and I see the dollar signs that are so closely following me. I panic. How did they find me even here? Trying to find relief… […]

Posted: December 11, 2017 By: Mandie Messerschmidt
Jesus Didn’t Need the Approval of Others: 3 Ways to Avoid the ‘Approval Trap’

Jesus lived for the approval of one person only — the Father.  Throughout the Bible we see Him breaking down religious expectations and righteously breaking the rules of society while still fulfilling the law. He clearly demonstrated that gaining the approval of man was not His objective. Salvation Over Reputation  Jesus was much less concerned […]

Posted: October 25, 2017 By: Hannah Rivera
Daring To Be Obedient

My journey to becoming a missionary with YWAM began in September 2013. For several years before coming to YWAM Montana I had been actively involved in different youth ministries. Between leading the youth group at my church, discipling students at a Christian high school and coordinating outreach opportunities at a province wide youth conference — I […]

Posted: October 18, 2017 By: Erika Haveman
To Be Known

“I always thought it was what I wanted to be loved and admired…. now I think I’d like to be known.” — The Nightingale The idea of being truly known is something I’ve been pondering for a couple weeks now. My thoughts have been prompted by a reflection on our generation and the roadblocks to […]

5 Things to Stop Doing in Your 20s

A lot happens in your 20s! So, it is important to be taking intentional steps towards formulating good habits. What you put into practice today will shape the rest of your life. Here are five habits I have observed in twenty-year-olds and how God is calling us to something different!   Stop Thinking Only About Yourself […]

Advice From A Recovering Quoteaholic

I am a quote junkie. Deep breath…It’s out there. I just love those little sentences that inspire and motivate. Funny quotes, health quotes, Bible verses out of context (that’s a whole other topic!), movie quotes, quotes with beautiful fonts and backgrounds, you name it. And the meme phenomenon has only fueled this obsession. Growing up […]

What’s the difference between perfectionism and excellence?

There is a strong theme throughout the bible that challenges believers to walk in excellence as followers of Christ. But, when I personally began working in ministry, this expectation filled me with anxiety – fearing that my own inabilities would lead to rejection from others if I was not being the most excellent Christian possible. […]

Posted: September 13, 2017 By: Morgan Hansen
A Perfect Father Doesn’t Vacuum up His Children

My oldest is nearly seven and she still has the irrational fear of being sucked up by our vacuum cleaner. As far as I know, nothing has ever happened to bring on this condition. But, every time I wheel it out to the living room she’ll get up (even if she’s already a safe distance […]

What If God Isn’t Telling Me What to Do?

…but as life continues, you realize just how out of control you are. Life is always full of transition. Whether it’s moving, a new job, relationships changing or ending, or even a perspective shift. Transition is inevitable and in many ways, unwelcome. We enjoy stability and knowing what tomorrow will bring. It brings us security […]

Is Following Jesus Supposed to be This Scary?

…this has probably been the hardest and most uncomfortable process that I have ever willingly engaged in. As I learn more about who God is and who I am, I release more and more control of my life. While this is liberating, and I am becoming more of who I was created to be, this […]

Posted: July 7, 2017 By: Ellie Kenyon