When it comes right down to it, I feel uncomfortable with calling myself a “writer”. I had always imagined writers as people who hunch over their typewriters (now computers), writing over 1,000 words a day without fail. Write an epic novel in half a year? No problem! But while writing is something that comes fairly naturally to… Read More Writing and Christianity: Drawing Parallels
Since I’ve been going to a church geared towards young adults, I’ve met all kinds of people around my age. That is, in their early-to-mid twenties. And as always, you get along with some more than others. More importantly, of course, you find guys and girls coming to church to look for a relationship with… Read More For The Man Who Seeks A Relationship
One of the biggest critiques I’ve heard about Christians is that they don’t like the church. Why? Because the Christians they’ve met are closed-minded, judgemental, and non-inclusive. And you know what? It’s true. It’s not even a comment made by only non-Christians. It’s an observation made by other Christians (and other church-goers), who have left… Read More When Christians Aren’t Very “Christian”
What better time is there to post about receiving award than at the start of a new year? Last Fall, I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by Tana from Debt Free Forties, a financial management blogger who somehow happened upon my own blog. Thank you, Tana, for passing on the award. I’ve been… Read More Blogger Recognition Award
Many of us Christians have heard the words “read your Bible”. Without knowing the Bible, we are more likely to allow ourselves to follow unbiblical teachings because we will lack discernment necessary to distinguish truth from lie. And if that’s not enough, we won’t be able to respond to criticism against our faith on a daily… Read More When Reading Your Bible Is Hard
So it’s December, and everyone knows what that means: Christmastime is here. And since I’m in Canada and we have our Thanksgiving in October, I’ve been listening to Christmas music since November 1st. And I kinda love it. Like most kids I know, I grew up being excited to wake up Christmas morning. I eagerly… Read More Remember the Reason for this Christmas Season
When shaking the chancellor’s hand at my M.A. graduation ceremony this week, he asked with big hopeful eyes, “So what will you be doing now?”. And so I’ve been trying to answer that question. As of late, I’m finding myself swimming in my own head. Like I’ve said in my previous post, I’m not in… Read More After Graduation
Part of not being in school anymore means that I don’t need to see couples holding hands and walking to their classes. As a single 23-year-old, I’m very happy with this. But on the flip side, not being in school adds more societal pressure on me to find “the one”. Settle down, get married, have… Read More Single and Ready to Mingle – But Wait.
It’s with a heavy heart that I write this post. I had a different topic planned. But after watching the news about the Las Vegas shooting this week, I knew I needed to postpone it. On October 1st, 2017, one man killed around 60 people, and injured over 500 at a Jason Aldean concert in… Read More When Bad Things Happen: Las Vegas Shooting
I walk into church and people are already talking to each other in their seats or in the lobby. They smile and laugh, happy to be in their own groups. Everyone belongs to a group. They sit together with the friends they’ve had for years. They make plans for lunch after service, patting themselves on… Read More Looking at the Church: Do You Feel Like You Belong?