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.
I am not surprised when the innate sinfulness of human nature results in a scandal. I am especially not surprised when this happens in the Church, with "the Church" being the collective group of Jesus' family: Christians. Unfortunately, I am not surprised when Christians, the Church, and everyone else tries to sweep it under the … Continue reading Swept under the rug.
Over the winter break, I finished reading the book of Titus in a Bible study. For context purposes, Titus is part of the Pastoral Epistles. Essentially, it's a solid how-to church book. I'm a simple woman and show me any of the practical books of the Bible and I will drop everything and immerse myself … Continue reading The freedom of His abounding grace.
I thought long and hard about writing this. I've mentioned this before but I think the church as a whole idolizes romantic relationships too much and I did not want to be thrown into that category of couples. The love story of the Bible is not between Ruth and Boaz, Adam and Eve, Joseph and … Continue reading So, I’m engaged.
Trust me, this is not what I want to talk about either. If you've come to find an outpouring of Scripture on this post, you're not going to find it. Go and check out something else I've written. Hey friend, before I begin let me say it does not matter where you stand politically. Come … Continue reading Being honest about politics.
I strongly hesitate as I type this. The awkward and uncalled for guilt and shame tells me not to share this. Here's the thing, 2020 was shockingly an amazing year for me. Now I write knowing that 2020 was horrendous, discouraging, excruciating, and unbearable to most. I write this acknowledging the pain, heartbreak, and despair … Continue reading 2020 might’ve been the best year so far.
I have yet to share much of what I want to do when I, well, how should I put it? I have yet to share what I want to do when I get a "big-girl job" with my future bachelor's degree. I would love to jump into the realm of researching, designing, and testing prostheses. … Continue reading An invitation to seek truth.
When you think of a Christian, what instinctively comes to mind? Initially, I am overwhelmed with two embarrassing pictures of Christianity. The first is of the judgmental Christian, filled with only the knowledge of the commandments and lacking in the grace and love that comes from God. The other is the Christian who goes about … Continue reading To love because you’re loved.