Have Hope; Will Travel

with Katie Axelson

Why I Hate Grace

encountering the Father together

I smiled as I washed my hands and saw a small child’s scribbles on the church bulletin sitting on the bathroom counter. It said: Dada loves loves loves loves loves loves loves loves loves Gracie.” I’m sure that little one just wrote those words to keep herself entertained in adult church. But God left them on […]

Will You Be Proud of Me?

We sat in his office—me balling my eyes out, him encouraging, pastoring, and gently correcting me. I desperately needed it. I felt like my whole life was out of whack. He was assuring me I wasn’t alone, I wasn’t broken, and I wasn’t a lost cause. Katie, have you ever heard the story about my […]

When Ordinary is Also Extraordinary

Encountering the Father Together

God had spoken. He’d brought to mind some words He wanted to share with the missionary in front of me. He wanted to use my mouth to do it. And I straight up didn’t want to repeat what He said. It was one of our first days in Germany and we were praying over a […]

Does Prayerful Healing Actually Happen?

discipleship resources for young adult women

To say that it had been a long day would be an understatement. I was going through some training where they fire hosed us with information all weekend long. By Saturday night, my brain was overloaded. Let’s add some seasonal allergies and a throbbing headache to the mix. I was fried. Useless. Worthless. The responsible […]

When You Miss Jesus

I miss Jesus. It’s a weird statement to hear from an on-the-field missionary but it’s true, honest, and transparent. It’s also something I’m sure I’m not alone in—both among my squadmates and blogreaders. We all have different worship styles. Even though I daily get to participate in many different acts/types of worship, not getting my […]