Four years. Four years filled with little sleep, fluctuating body weight due to emotional eating, twelve-hour days spent in the Allen Library, weekends spent studying instead of attending movie nights, times of prayer filled with inescapable tears, times of prayer filled with debatably justified anger, and times of prayer filled with unending joy. Four years … Continue reading The Unimaginable Closing Chapter.
Jesus replied to them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains by itself. But if it dies, it produces much fruit. 25 The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will … Continue reading Your answer to this determines everything.
My earliest days of skepticism over the Christian faith began in middle school, possibly earlier. I remember thinking to myself, "Jesus if you could just show up right now or if you could just perform some sort of miracle, there would be no question about my faith in you." I wonder if you have ever … Continue reading Amazed at their unbelief.
I recently saw something in the circle of "Christian news" that I wanted to stuff inside a closet and never unleash said discovery. When there is built-in sin that can disgustingly harm and destroy people of the Church, there is something in me that wants to spread that news. I believe this traces back to … Continue reading Undeniable feelings, deniable God.
Feelings are scary to me. I like to bypass them when I can. In other words, I am twenty-two and am slowly learning how to express my feelings healthily. Logic on the other hand is captivating in my eyes. I love following theories and understanding the reasons behind unfathomable concepts...well, trying to at least. Logic … Continue reading The preposterous forgiveness of God.
"Hey, guess what, we misinterpreted the Bible everybody. We were wrong!" I cannot begin to tell you how much I crave and hope to hear that. As someone who wants to spread the love and hope of the gospel to this secular city and the rest of the world, that is something I wish I … Continue reading Uninvited thoughts, unavoidable temptations.
According to anyone, that's a failing grade. Yeah, I failed my final. I don't even have a valid excuse. These things happen. Welcome to a world where we have very little control. In light of the last quarter of my undergraduate beginning this week, I thought I would share with you a story filled with … Continue reading Eighteen percent on my final.
When I was in middle school, I allowed myself to express my anger unhealthily to my brother. When I was in high school, I took a shortcut and did not fully participate in the "5k final" we had to do for my P.E. class. When I was in college, I partially lived a double life … Continue reading Inescapable disappointment, tremendous glory.
Take this entry more like a reflection than a life lesson. Haha, I say "life lesson" as if I am knowledgeable and worthy of giving advice. Being brave enough to schedule a dentist appointment does not suddenly make you wise enough to give "adult advice", Kira! Gaahhhh! Where was I? Oh yeah! Take this post … Continue reading Remarkable beauty through my singleness.
So why the quarter-life crisis at twenty-one? Haha, that's triggering. I hope none of this is not coming off as a quarter-life crisis. But maybe it is and I'm swimming in a pool of self-denial...I sure hope not. If there's anything this pandemic has taught me it's the ability to be flexible. That's convicting. God … Continue reading Spiritually and physically fit by twenty-two.