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
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?
Since its release in 1994, most of us have seen the Disney Hamlet adaptation, and cinematic masterpiece otherwise known as The Lion King. Disney has shaped me, like many others, throughout my childhood. But there is undisputedly only one scene which broke my heart first, before all others. I think most of us know which… Read More 6 Things That I Learned From The Lion King
I’ve only just finished graduate school, and boy, does it ever feel weird to see other students start their school year while I’ve finished mine. I feel like my own opinions about university have evolved over this past year in graduate studies, and I wish I knew the things that I know now (because no… Read More A Letter To Myself Before Starting University
While in the car with my family this summer, the song One Call Away by Charlie Puth started playing on the radio. I didn’t think much of it, other than that I liked the song, I liked the singer (high five to those who remember Charlie singing covers on Youtube) and I liked the love… Read More “One Call Away” by Charlie Puth Shows God’s Love, Too
In a society where people are at war with each other across continents as well as across the street, I’m used to finding myself stay silent in debate. This can be a good thing. People can’t tell you that you’re wrong if you don’t say anything. Bringing up your opinions can evoke some hostile (or… Read More Is Staying Silent Christ-Like?
The Christian community is great. It’s with other Christians that I’m in one of those very few places where I can openly praise Jesus with other people without feeling judged, have active prayer, and recharge for the week ahead. But what I feel like isn’t talked about enough is denominational prejudice. Let me give you… Read More Denominational Prejudice Is Hurting Our Relationships
If you’re a student, taking up a new hobby once the summer starts may seem like a great idea. You’re likely not quite as busy, and as the temperature increases, so does your itch for change. For me, this resulted in taking up a gymnastics class, starting a blog, trying to do a writing exercise… Read More Don’t rely on inspiration: Be consistent.