Over the past few months since my last post, I’ve attended the memorial of a beloved professor’s recent passing, and the first year of my dad’s passing has come and gone. As a result, I’ve—once again—had to ask myself what really matters in this life. And, against the backdrop of a casket and eulogies, not… Read More What Really Matters In This Life?
I started a Ph.D. these past few weeks in Biblical Studies. I have worked hard to get to this point, following in step in God’s timing. But I also am not forgetting the support of family, friends, academic colleagues and mentors who have encouraged me. It truly does take a village. Preparing for this, as… Read More If you feel life is meaningless, read this.
I thought I’d come and share more stories about faith in the little things, which end up being not so little.… Read More It’s been a while. “‘Snow” joke, I know.
As a lifetime Christian, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that when people are in despair, they just need to pray more. “Keep looking to Jesus,” they say. “God is still here.” “If you feel like you’re praying to a wall, He hasn’t left you, you’ve left Him.” We can be in… Read More When You’re Told To “Pray More”: God Hasn’t Left
The potential of being used by God is exciting. However, some Christians shy away from this. They think, “I have nothing to offer, God can’t use me.” For these Christians, God’s omnipresence, power, and authority, drowns out any of their own ability to contribute. We don’t measure up to God’s glory. Even pointing out that… Read More Do You Use What You Have For God?
In general, I try to avoid mirrors that show me my imperfections. I’ve never liked watching myself in the wall mirror in a Zumba class (in those pre-COVID days), or watching myself walk along in a mirrored hallway. I have flat feet. Sometimes I’m bloated. I never know how to hold these long arms of… Read More Mirror, Mirror: What Does Jesus See In You?
If you’re familiar with any of the Bible stories, it’s likely that the story of David and Goliath is one of them. Here’s the short version: a short shepherd boy defeated a giant with just a slingshot and a stone. Goliath was tall, hefty, and imposing. Texts wrestle on Goliath’s height, settling on anywhere from… Read More Goliath, You, and the Stone You Choose
I thought I had failed when I couldn’t shoot back a mic-drop rebuttal, or simply defend my own faith on the fly. If I couldn’t bring these people to the source of all life, then what else was I supposed to do as Christ’s disciple?… Read More You Don’t Need To Change Their Minds
I’ve come to the point in my daily devotionals where I’m reading about Moses in Exodus again, and this morning I was struck with a new perspective. For those who don’t know, Moses was a man who was saved from genocide as an infant. He was found by Pharaoh’s daughter, that is, the daughter of… Read More When We Want God To Send Someone Else
How are you fighting?… Read More Into 2021: This Is No Ordinary Battle