An Administrative Ministry of Presence

Ministry in a Non-Profit SettingAt Franciscan Mission Service, we learn and practice a ministry of presence. As lay volunteers and missioners, we make relationships our first priority. While the projects and work that we do are important, we care most about encountering our brothers and sisters in Christ. Joining Franciscan Mission Service has helped meContinue reading “An Administrative Ministry of Presence”

How God Healed My Broken Heart

Him and the Heartbreak“I don’t think this is working out,” he said as he stood in the rain outside my apartment. I met him on an English department trip to Canada the summer before our junior year. We talked all summer, and we made things official the weekend before the fall semester started. Leading upContinue reading “How God Healed My Broken Heart”

Placing my Job Search in God’s Hands

Chasing my own willLast year when I was a senior in college, I was filled with anxiety over what to do after graduation. I applied for FOCUS and got rejected right off the bat. I tried to apply for grad school and realized that it wasn’t for me when I was almost done with myContinue reading “Placing my Job Search in God’s Hands”

How I Find the Book of Judges Relatable

Catching up on the Bible I’ve been delving into scripture a lot this year. One of my spiritual goals for 2021 is to read the whole Old Testament, but during my break in April, I had lost a lot of my momentum. As my break came to a close, I found myself catching up onContinue reading “How I Find the Book of Judges Relatable”

A Lot Can Happen in 23 Years

23 Years Later…Today I turned 23 years old, and needless to say, I’ve grown and changed a lot from when I was born. I love to look back on the plans that 3-year-old Madeline dreamed up versus where I am in life now. I spent my days playing dress-up and making crafts. I thought IContinue reading “A Lot Can Happen in 23 Years”

A Radiant Love Story

I have found the one who my soul loves. Song of Songs 3:4 A Deep Desire of my HeartFor as long as I can remember, I wanted to get married. When I was little, I would play dress-up as a bride. As I grew up, I mused over the romantic ways that my future husbandContinue reading “A Radiant Love Story”

Her Humble “Yes:” Why I’m Doing Fiat 90 Again

Do whatever he tells you John 2:5 Fiat 90 DiscernmentIf I can be honest, I wasn’t sure if I was going to do Fiat 90 again. I thought about only doing Fiat 40. I thought about not doing it at all because I remembered how hard it became as I went on. But I keptContinue reading “Her Humble “Yes:” Why I’m Doing Fiat 90 Again”

How Intentional Community is Preparing Me for My Vocation

A Radiant Announcement…If you follow me on Instagram, then you might have seen the “radiant announcement” that I posted a few days ago… Nathan and I are engaged! We knew early on in our relationship that we were both in it for the long haul. We very much dated with the intention of marrying eachContinue reading “How Intentional Community is Preparing Me for My Vocation”