3 Categories for Gratitude

November 23, 2018

I wonder if what we’re really thankful for can be divvied up into one of a few categories. Maybe it’s based on a deep, hard-wired […]...

Who do You Say I Am?

November 26, 2017

The questions we ask ourself say a lot about us. Our minds are constantly scanning life for the path of least resistance and to answer...

Who Needs What I Have?

November 2, 2017

Often times of our time and resources are squandered by simply going through the motions of life and not pausing to ask ourselves the...

Where Does Your Mind Wander?

November 2, 2017

“To discover the real you, look at what you spend time thinking about when no one is looking, when nothing is forcing you to...

Feeding The Beast- Part 2

September 11, 2017

Feeding The Beast- Part 2- An honest look at our phone habits In Part 1, we took an honest look at some of the ways your […]...

Feeding The Beast- Part 1

September 11, 2017

Feeding The Beast- An honest look at our phone habits “The human appetite for distraction is high… because distractions give us easy...

El Roi- The God Who Sees

April 17, 2017

Disappointment. Jealousy. A lack of control. Loneliness. Confusion. Any of these feel all too familiar? Any of these describe a season...

Moving towards Compassion

September 13, 2016

Deeply embedded in us is the need to protect ourselves. This biological fact is called “self-preservation,” and means that...

Climbing Down the Ladder

September 12, 2016

I was standing on a stage in front of a few hundred elementary kids. “Let me see your hearts!” I shouted, and they all held...

Getting Our Hopes Up

September 8, 2016

I set my alarm last night and woke up exactly when I wanted to. I already knew what the weather would be so I got […]...

The Pursuit of Ordinary

August 24, 2016

The pursuit of the extraordinary is nothing new, but our generation seems to crave the pavement of our own astonishing roads more so...

Amarie’s Story

July 25, 2016

In weeks 1-3 of the 30 Days of Heartwork devotional, students begin to understand the ideas of Letting Go, Identity and Compassion....

The Pillars + 1,2,3’s of Heartwork

July 21, 2016

This summer, we were able to spend some time with the great people at the Desperation Conference in Colorado Springs. We walked with...

Getting to Know God- Part II

July 6, 2016

Intro comment: We were asked to contribute an article for the Association of Christian Schools International, so this one is geared...

Getting to Know God- Part I

June 14, 2016

We were asked to contribute an article for the Association of Christian Schools International, so this one is geared towards educators...

Welcome to the Family

April 11, 2016

I was 10 years old… My family was having a normal evening, when my parents told us kids to all go downstairs to watch TV. […]...

Infinite Peace

March 23, 2016

In John 14:27 Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. […]...

The Unexpected Gift of Unknowing

March 4, 2016

Sometimes it feels like life is coming apart at the seams. Nothing is going right and you have no idea why. The most natural thing […]...

Finding Happiness in Balloons

October 7, 2014

A few weeks back, a friend stumbled upon a story that resonated deeply with our team at Heartwork. Naturally, we could not resist...

Creating a New “Normal”

September 24, 2014

As I looked into the Maasai women’s faces, I saw old and young, wrinkles from years of smiles and hard work. I tried to absorb...

You Can’t Make a Difference

September 10, 2014

It doesn’t require a surplus of insight to realize that the world is full of oppression. It doesn’t take much effort to see...

Small Sacrifices, Big Impact

May 5, 2014

Elizabeth and Preston are two friends longing to make a difference in the world. They had both recently graduated from high school and...

A Matter of the Heart

April 17, 2014

Being an intern with Heartwork has really encouraged me to live a life of simplicity. As I learned that God calls us to live with […]...

Father to the Fatherless

March 16, 2014

The young child sat despairingly in the mud. The filth covered her little body and the screams came out of her mouth as tears made […]...

5 Ways to Spend Yourself Poorly

March 13, 2014

Just the other day, I went for a run in the Colorado mountains. Snow, rocks, and mud covered the trail making it critical for me […]...

When Truth Speaks Louder Than Words

February 11, 2014

I found myself sitting in a cabin with twelve 16-year-old girls who were both profoundly broken and extremely underfed. Their physical...

How I Found the Meaning of Compassion

January 7, 2014

A few summers ago, I had the incredible opportunity to travel overseas to Uganda on a mission trip with my church. Our team partnered...

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