The disciples fascinate me. For the first time, I’ve read straight through from Matthew to John and they are intriguing characters when seen in one fell swoop. One thing that stuck out to me was how many times Jesus explicitly told them that He was going to (a) die and (b) rise again. Seriously. So many […]Read More Where’s Your Focus?
A few weeks ago, I was preparing to speak for a Study Week at my software engineering school. For those of you who know my word of the year, this was a commitment I made before the new year : ) I was thankful to be able to take part. But I was struggling. I’d […]Read More In Which I Avoid Asking for Help
The Bible literally says to not be anxious (Philippians 4:6-7), so can I be a Christian and struggle with anxiety?Read More Can I Be a Christian if I Struggle with Anxiety?
I started reading Atomic Habits by James Clear and it’s got me thinking. Don’t ask me if I like the book yet, because I just started, but it has started a fascination with little habits. I feel like I’ve mentioned this in every other blog post, but I’m an all or nothing individual. Little habits? Sounds like […]Read More Little Habits of Truth
A few years ago, after memorizing the book of James, I decided to go back over each verse to extract a personal lesson from it. As in every book of the Bible, there are some verses that have an obvious and immediate application, whereas others take more time to think and pray. One of my […]Read More Every Gift
I remember sitting in his office. I remember a church member peeking in, “Pastor, there’s someone on the phone for you.” He told her to take a message because he was busy, was having an important conversation. That conversation was with 17-year-old-me. I treasure the memories of those hours. I wish I remembered how he […]Read More What the God of the Old Testament Wants
I am an inherent and natural planner. I thrive on routines and structure; so much so, in fact, that friends who think they’re planners start to wonder if they’re actually spontaneous after spending time with me (hi MLee!). That’s how much I mess up the curve. There are definite pros: I know how to be […]Read More The Inconvenient Requests of Christ
Like a typical teenager I struggled with FOMO throughout high school: the fear of missing out. But mine was more information focused than experiential: I didn’t want to miss out on knowing anything. I wanted to know who was dating who, what official and unofficial events were happening, and what crazy things were happening in the […]Read More When the Devil Tells the Truth
I want to be indifferent to my part in the story God is writing as long as I’m in it, as long as I’m in Him.Read More Content with Our Part of the Story
When we are excited about starting something new, we tend to jump into the deep end. This isn’t necessarily bad — sometimes it’s good to start there! But other times jumping straight into the deep end simply overwhelms us and makes us not want to be in the water at all.Read More Prayer: How to Start Praying