March 21, 2021

Six Weeks Until The Finish

Hello all! I’m coming at you with a longer update on my life.  So many things have shifted these past few weeks. School is moving in the direction of normalcy. We only have about six weeks of school left and I am making the most of it. Ministry: With the school nearing its end we are being activated in ministry in order to apply what we have learned. Next week is our online missions week. The whole school is getting together to do all kinds of ministry online and through zoom. I am personally taking part in a full day online conference this Tuesday. It’s from 9:00am-5:00pm pacific standard time….

March 5, 2021

School, Dance, and Repeat

Hello! I wanted to pop on and give a quick update.  For the past three weeks, BSSM has been meeting in the Civic center again. Woohoo! I have enjoyed being inside in a climate controlled wonderland. I hope to never take for granted the blessing of meeting in a building, or going to school in person. Every day feels like the first day of school now that we are together again. I cant even describe the pure joy of seeing all of our speakers and dong worship in person.  With this new development, my dance time as greatly increased. Since there is set worship time and a stage again, I…

February 12, 2021

Pain is in the Past, Right?

Time heals all wounds. Or does it?  Culture is so steeped in this concept. With the passing of time pain fades and heals. You forgive, forget, and move on. But where does all the pain go? Does it evaporate into thin air?  We live these lives taught to move on and be happy. “Don’t let the past define you!” Sometimes forgetting and moving on, ensnares you in the very thing that you are supposed to be getting free from. The idea of “Stay Positive!” and “Be Happy!” has raped society of the chance to actually feel and heal. God gave us emotions. That means all the emotions that are put…

January 1, 2021

One Hundred and Fifty Thousand

Happy new year everybody! For my first post in the new year, I want to share a dream and promise God has given me.  This time last year I was at a conference called movement 2020. During this conference, I had a very real encounter with the Lord. I could feel His love. It brought a lot of relief and freedom to my life. During this encounter, He clearly told me that He was going to give me one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Crazy right?  But my God is not a small God, and it is well within His means to do so. Honestly, I dismissed it in the…

December 4, 2020

Bring In The Tents!

Hello all! I hope you are enjoying this holiday season. I get to go home in two weeks for Christmas and I am ecstatic!  In other news, the school has been able to meet outside in person a couple of times. I have enjoyed it so much. Being able to worship in a community setting and see my class mates face to face has been nice. The school made the announcement that we are getting big event tents! That way we will be able to meet rain or shine. Although the weather is consistently 65 and sunny right now. It will be fun to do some things for school in…

November 21, 2020

Mud

Mud. I felt is squish through my socks as I dragged my foot through the gravel. Wednesday night was raw in the best way possible. I was under a tent in the dark, worshipping Jesus in the mud. I love mud. It gets everywhere, even all over my dress as the hem dragged behind me. I danced in the mud and gravel with all my might, as praise was roared around me. I have never been happier to throw a pair of torn socks away. A stage. Saturday morning, I walked into Bethel’s sanctuary to dance for the first time. A five year dream was fulfilled that day. As the…

November 7, 2020

These Past Few Weeks

Hello, I’m coming at you with a fresh update. My schedule has been quite erratic, I am hoping to keep up with blogging a little more often now that some things have been solidified.  I have officially been accepted into the healing rooms dance team! I am very excited as I will be dancing with some amazing people under the pastoral care of Saara Taina. She has been a role model for me the last five to six years, and I am elated to be able to minister with her.  Healing rooms dance team ministers on Saturday Mornings for two hours. My first rotation will be Saturday, November 14th at…

October 17, 2020

Dancing Through The Cosmo

California is a whimsical place. The air here smells sweet and earthy, just like herbs left out to dry. It is my mission this year to figure out which local plant gives off that fragrance. The air is so dry. On hot days it feels like the warm burst of air when you open a hot dryer, on cooler days   It feels like a dry house in winter. Everything rattles in the breeze because all the plants have gone through summer with minimal water. It might be fall, but the trees are only losing leaves to the dry heat.  But I love it, especially the coolness of the night….