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.
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.
Or in other words, here is a portion of my testimony and my mission. I created my blog in 2017 and I do not know why it has taken so long to write something like this. The more I contemplate the timing of this post, the more grateful I am that I waited this long. … Continue reading Where my heart, soul, and mind lie: who I am and what I am trying to do.
I firmly believe the nerdiest nerdy thing a Jesus-loving nerd could say is I love seeing the biblical narrative play out in everything. Movies, TV shows, books, and anything you think is far from the bible is not nearly as far as you think. Doctor Strange, Frankenstein, Les Misérables, Harry Potter are a few forms … Continue reading “You will never be satisfied.”
"13 When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is this: fear God and keep his commands, because this is for all humanity. 14 For God will bring every act to judgment, including every hidden thing, whether good or evil." Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Now, I know I started with a Bible verse, but my friend who does … Continue reading Following Commandments Have Never Been Easy.
Maybe this is mostly because I am enamored with logic, truth and reason. Maybe this is because I have been accused of being emotionless. Maybe it's the combination but I thoroughly dislike the "you do you" or "do what makes you happy" movement. Movement...is that what you would call it? Lifestyle, maybe? Regardless, I absolutely … Continue reading “Do What Makes You hAPpY”
What? Yeah, you read that right. Actually? Unfortunately. Why? Well, let me back up real quick. Now, when I say crying, I don't want you to think about me in the fetal position, curled up in the bathroom corner with tears streaming and the inability to catch my breath. That's everything it wasn't. My eyes … Continue reading I Cried in Biology Class…