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
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 am fortunate to be loved by a wide range of personalities, dispositions, and people. Many of which can only relate to feelings of anxiety in the realm of the hypothetical. I don’t understand ya, but I’m here for you! Because of my own experience with anxiety, I’ve been asked how to minister to someone […]
Read More How to Love Someone with Anxiety
I felt disillusioned. Shouldn’t big events mean more than the regular days?
Read More Why I Prefer the Mundane Over Anniversaries
Leviticus is an easy book to let one’s eyes lose focus and start planning the rest of the day’s to-do list. But you don’t think I brought you here to stop there, did you?
Read More A Levitical Reflection: Integrity
A good friend of mine recently entered into a wonderful relationship. His random texted questions are punctuated with the same angst and is-this-okay-ness of the first few months of my relationship with the fiancé. Ah, the honeymoon phase, filled with bliss and confusion. I’ve already written about some of the lies that media tells us […]
Read More Why a Relationship Won’t Fix Your Issues (But…Can)
I remember sitting in her office, probably for the thousandth time. I was talking about how I wanted to be, who I wanted to be. The loving mentor didn’t seem to get what I was describing. Pointing through the library window, I pointed to her. “That’s how I want to be,” I said wistfully, gesturing towards […]
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