The new year has started—it’s February, guys—and yet I can’t get Christmas off my mind. Perhaps it’s the monochrome frozen landscape around me, but I yearn for brightly coloured twinkling lights and warm, turkey dinners under a star-lit sky. If there’s one story to cross my mind during the Christmas season, it’s the nativity story.… Read More What Is Your Christmas Star?
Somehow, it’s already the end of August. When the new year of 2018 rolled in, I had the best of intentions to post often and regularly. But somehow I hadn’t taken into account how my mind works, my schedule, and self-placed expectations. As we approaching the end of summer, I realize that I’ve hit a… Read More When You’ve Hit Burnout
Waking up this morning to the sound of my phone alarm, I picked up my phone and scrolled through Facebook. This is a habit that I’ve been trying to kick, but old habits certainly die hard. Since fasting from social media last year during Lent, I’ve felt transformed in how I want to use social… Read More Transformed Heart: A Commentary On Nicole Cliffe’s Article
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
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
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
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?