I don't know about you, but it feels like there is a lot to be anxious about these days...the Presidential election in the U.S., rumors of another cold war, the refugee crisis... Just so.many.things. Opening my Bible this morning, my prayer was "seriously Lord, please give me some kind of wisdom or insight, I know … Continue reading what are you afraid of–or who?
"Abraham was now an old man. God had blessed Abraham in every way." (Genesis 24:1) God blessed Abraham in EVERY way during his life, and yet he still faced trials on his journey. Why are we surprised by challenges to overcome while experiencing God's blessings?
“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment." –Jesus (Matthew 5: 21) “You have heard that it was said, ‘You … Continue reading you have heard it said
'What is the best way to hear from God? I feel like I'm not connected to God like I used to be. Help me figure out how to be more intimate with God. I want to know God more. I want God to speak to me..." These are questions, pleas and thoughts I often hear … Continue reading how DO you hear from God?
Yesterday morning the words of my massage therapist struck me so much that I've been thinking about them ever since. (Before you get jealous, I will tell you that the massage was just so-so...yes it was relaxing, to the point that I may have woken myself up snoring a few times, yep that happened...but still, you … Continue reading Is escaping life the key?
A year and a week ago to the day, I got up at 4AM to sign up for Madison Ironman 2015. That previous Saturday night, I was still wrestling with whether or not I should sign up, because, if I'm honest, I had never really committed to something I didn't know whether or not I'd … Continue reading I didn’t see that going that way
Last weekend, some friends and I road-tripped it to Madison, WI to cheer on our other friends who were competing in the Madison Ironman (IMWI) 2014. A couple of months ago, I was simply trying to get the weekend off of work to go and support our friends. Once I knew I could go, I … Continue reading ready or not, here I come Ironman
I knew within 30 minutes of this day how things were going to go today, literally. The morning was cool and wet and we were about a couple of miles (if that) away from the church we had stayed at last night and my back tire blew. Of course, I had a new tube on … Continue reading Minneapolis to Chicago on 2 Wheels: Day 3
Clearly the tour started to take more and more out of me as the week went on as I'm just now catching up on posting. I can honestly say, I haven't been this physically sore since two-a-days in high school, especially during pre-season for soccer. Wake up, go to practice for a couple of hours, … Continue reading Minneapolis to Chicago: we made it!
Day 2 of the Midwest biking tour presented a fun opportunity for most of us: our first century ride (100 mile ride)! I was definitely excited about his and definitely apprehensive about this. The furthest I had ridden was the day before, when we rode about 65 miles. I was a little apprehensive about how … Continue reading Minneapolis to Chicago on 2 Wheels: Day 2
Last week, 20 of us left Minneapolis and bound for Chicago on nothin but 2 wheels and a comfy seat (or not so comfy in some people's cases). I'm not going to lie, I honestly believed the 503 mile trip was going to be relatively easy. Okay maybe not easy, but very doable, ridiculously fun … Continue reading Minneapolis to Chicago on 2 wheels: day 1
This July, I will be biking with a team of 19 other people from Minneapolis to Chicago. We are partnering with Venture Expeditions to raise awareness and support for the work that they do with refugees along the Thai Burmese border. Venture loves to creatively empower people to engage in physical sacrifice in community with … Continue reading training to ride the Midwest is raising ?’s
We've been in El Salvador for 3 days now. And we are loving it. The people, the hospitality, the food, the natural beauty, the freshness of the fruit, the vitality of the churches! We arrived an hour behind schedule on Saturday evening due to delays in Dallas. We stepped out of the airport in San … Continue reading Hammocks and stove installations
Substance crew two off to El Salvador TOMORROW! Follow our trip here on this blog! El Salvador 2013 from Alicia Davis on Vimeo.
You may say I’m a dreamer... but I’m not the only one Dreams. We all have them, but we don’t always get to see them become reality. But that’s the beautiful thing about being a dreamer: there is always something to push towards, something to strive for. Our team had the incredible opportunity to help a vision and dream come … Continue reading yarn bombing and paint fumes