"Hey, guess what, we misinterpreted the Bible everybody. We were wrong!" I cannot begin to tell you how much I crave and hope to hear that. As someone who wants to spread the love and hope of the gospel to this secular city and the rest of the world, that is something I wish I … Continue reading Uninvited thoughts, unavoidable temptations.
According to anyone, that's a failing grade. Yeah, I failed my final. I don't even have a valid excuse. These things happen. Welcome to a world where we have very little control. In light of the last quarter of my undergraduate beginning this week, I thought I would share with you a story filled with … Continue reading Eighteen percent on my final.
When I was in middle school, I allowed myself to express my anger unhealthily to my brother. When I was in high school, I took a shortcut and did not fully participate in the "5k final" we had to do for my P.E. class. When I was in college, I partially lived a double life … Continue reading Inescapable disappointment, tremendous glory.
I am not surprised when the innate sinfulness of human nature results in a scandal. I am especially not surprised when this happens in the Church, with "the Church" being the collective group of Jesus' family: Christians. Unfortunately, I am not surprised when Christians, the Church, and everyone else tries to sweep it under the … Continue reading Swept under the rug.
Over the winter break, I finished reading the book of Titus in a Bible study. For context purposes, Titus is part of the Pastoral Epistles. Essentially, it's a solid how-to church book. I'm a simple woman and show me any of the practical books of the Bible and I will drop everything and immerse myself … Continue reading The freedom of His abounding grace.
I thought long and hard about writing this. I've mentioned this before but I think the church as a whole idolizes romantic relationships too much and I did not want to be thrown into that category of couples. The love story of the Bible is not between Ruth and Boaz, Adam and Eve, Joseph and … Continue reading So, I’m engaged.
I strongly hesitate as I type this. The awkward and uncalled for guilt and shame tells me not to share this. Here's the thing, 2020 was shockingly an amazing year for me. Now I write knowing that 2020 was horrendous, discouraging, excruciating, and unbearable to most. I write this acknowledging the pain, heartbreak, and despair … Continue reading 2020 might’ve been the best year so far.
I have yet to share much of what I want to do when I, well, how should I put it? I have yet to share what I want to do when I get a "big-girl job" with my future bachelor's degree. I would love to jump into the realm of researching, designing, and testing prostheses. … Continue reading An invitation to seek truth.
Or in other words, here is a portion of my testimony and my mission. I created my blog in 2017 and I do not know why it has taken so long to write something like this. The more I contemplate the timing of this post, the more grateful I am that I waited this long. … Continue reading Where my heart, soul, and mind lie: who I am and what I am trying to do.
I firmly believe the nerdiest nerdy thing a Jesus-loving nerd could say is I love seeing the biblical narrative play out in everything. Movies, TV shows, books, and anything you think is far from the bible is not nearly as far as you think. Doctor Strange, Frankenstein, Les Misérables, Harry Potter are a few forms … Continue reading “You will never be satisfied.”