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.
It's humorous when it works out that way, isn't it? Here I am astonished over the unbelief of others yet something happened recently and it is almost as if Jesus looked at me and said, "Oh you of little faith. Don't you know who I am?" Now when I pretend to speak like Jesus, He … Continue reading Amazed at MY unbelief.
Facebook friends are the most awkward "friendships" out there. I remember sixth grade old me friending everybody because that is what you do as an eleven-year-old, I guess. "Hello person that I've never talked to but I have seen in our middle school hallways...we are Facebook friends now...even though I have no intention of messaging … Continue reading My foolish high school self.
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.
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.