The Reason I’ve Been Gone So Long

It’s been a strange summer—I’ve kept it quiet, at least in the realm of internet communication and sharing. I couldn’t really tell you very clearly why—I suppose it came about because I wasn’t sure of my motivation to go around pushing my life in the faces of others; not even in a negative way, but […]

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Near Tragedy

It’s strange to consider the proximity of the scariest things to our lives—the smallest decisions that lead to the greatest consequences or the most uncontrolled things that so decide to grace our lives with their hovering and overpowering, fear-filling tendencies. We are strangely close to car accidents, addiction, cancer, natural disasters—horrors virtually uncontrollable by anyone. […]

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Greater Than Temporary

“At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved.” – Daniel 9:23 (ESV) – I have been thinking about the words “greatly loved” for the past two days utterly stunned by how loaded the term is. C.S. Lewis […]

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In the Hands of Trust

I would really love if someone could explain, in an incredibly simple way, why it is so hard to trust God when I have seen His faithfulness over and over again. He is Healer. He is Father. He is Love. He is Peace. He is Good. He is Trust. I always find it funny when […]

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Emotional Captivity

I have spent a lot of time recently wondering what the source of my discontentment and lack of motivation is. My mind wanders too quickly for me to narrowly focus on anything, especially that which seems to be most important, that which requires my most narrow of focuses. I wander to the plotlines of television […]

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Shame Can Go to Hell

  Hey, so, shame sucks. I don’t know if there is quite so great an enemy to the experience of living a fulfilled life than shame. Shame does a lot of things, but its most significant impact is found in the disabling of our effectiveness. As believers, our whole goal is to love God and […]

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Short Thoughts on Another Year

Every year, when my birthday comes around, I freak out a little bit. Which is rather odd, since I’m barely an adult—shouldn’t I be excited? Don’t get me wrong because I really am, but there’s something so strange about another year of your life coming and going. I find myself constantly questioning whether or not […]

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So Here We Are

It’s been too long! I’m sorry I’ve been MIA for a while! This semester is going wildly, and busy seems to be my word of the month (or rather the year)! I plan to start posting at least twice a month (hopefully much, much more than that, but we’ll set our standards at something I […]

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Death is LIFE

63 years ago today, 5 men died in one of the most famous moments of martyrdom that has yet been witnessed. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot – I am constantly astounded by these words because what a profoundly simple thing to […]

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Time And Time Again

“Everyone reaches the future at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” – C.S. Lewis – I have spent hours and hours, days, and weeks wishing that I could do everything I wanted in that very second. 2018, my friends, was what I would consider a year of wishful […]

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