2020 in the Breaking

As I sit here with a dull ache in my chest and a heaviness on my mind, I don’t fully know what to write. How do you put into words a year that went so wrong? How do you summarize the canceled plans, unexpected tragedy, the worldwide brokenness into one blogpost by one insignificant person?… Continue reading 2020 in the Breaking

More Patience

My dad always jokingly told me to never pray for patience. He’d laugh and say I’d be put in the most trying situations should I be praying for patience. I think he knew I’d struggle to handle it with grace as I easily became frustrated in slow traffic, projects that took longer than my allotted… Continue reading More Patience

Hungry for More

“You should come tonight! I wanna hear your thoughts on the Holy Spirit.” “Oh no,” I thought as I inwardly shuddered. I had teetered on whether or not to go to small group that evening and this text from a wife of one of the pastor’s at my church honestly didn’t encourage me to go.… Continue reading Hungry for More

Miracles in the Everyday

Anyone who has even partially heard of the life of Jesus can’t deny how incredible were his works and teaching. In fact, many who don’t recognize him as deity still see him as a great teacher and miracle worker. For those who believe in him as part of the Trinity, therefore being God himself, his… Continue reading Miracles in the Everyday

Take Me to Church

When I rededicated my life to Christ a few years ago, I bought into a lie that seems to be a prevalent mindset for those who are young in their commitment to following Jesus. I believed I didn’t need the church. I believed I could get just as close to God through my own study… Continue reading Take Me to Church

Free Indeed

What does enforcement of face coverings, protest, and Independence Day have in common? I’ll tell you. The concept of freedom. We want to be free to go in public without a mask, free to protest whatever we believe in without consequences, and free as Americans because of the victory in the American revolution. But do… Continue reading Free Indeed

Love and Judgment

In each situation, I tried to maintain my composure as my friends came out to me. I knew what my church, my parents, my Bible, and my God said about this. But I love these people. I love them so incredibly deeply. I didn’t know how to react. I’m going to guess I’m not the… Continue reading Love and Judgment

Hero

“She needed a hero, so that’s what she became.” “I complete me.” “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” These and more quotes like these were notes I jotted down in a quotation journal of sorts I maintained while going through my divorce. They sustained me through the heart wrenching process.… Continue reading Hero

Not Just Another Book

I’m not a big fan of fictional writings. No matter how moving or how many real truths they contain, the subconscious yet prevailing thought I have is “this isn’t true.” While some people can push past this thought to enjoy a certain text, I believe it’s a thought all have. We recognize that it doesn’t… Continue reading Not Just Another Book

Everything Is Broken

I think we call could agree that 2020 didn’t reintroduce the roaring 20s that we were expecting. The only roar is the wail of brokenness that seems to be radiating from every corner of the earth. A global pandemic kept us isolated while some died. People lost jobs and the economy began to spiral. The… Continue reading Everything Is Broken