"If this is Your Will, please break my heart gently but swiftly." This has been my prayer recently. If God is calling me to do something that requires me to give up my desires, this is what I'm asking. Even if it hurts, when it hurts, and as it hurts, I want what God wants … Continue reading As it hurts.
Matthew 16 reads: 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of me will find it. 26 For what will it benefit someone if he gains the … Continue reading Deny yourself.
Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord, 23 because the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of the body. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives are to submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her 26 to … Continue reading Christ and the Church.
Though I have made the connection several times between fitness and Christianity, if I am honest, I hate relating the two. The wrestling that takes place internally is because I do not want to "ruin" fitness for myself. It is similar to when you're watching a secular film and then your Christian friend tries to … Continue reading Cheat days are not worth it.
To make this entry slightly more eye-catching, I almost named it "Extraordinarily spoiled by my Daddy," because you know, God is referred to as The Father, but that's beside the point and I am nearly sure you are thankful I did not title it that. My guess is God is too. If you're confused about … Continue reading Extraordinarily spoiled by Jesus.
“Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, your name be honored as holy. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread.12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.13 And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver … Continue reading Inevitable uncertainty shapes prayer.
Four years. Four years filled with little sleep, fluctuating body weight due to emotional eating, twelve-hour days spent in the Allen Library, weekends spent studying instead of attending movie nights, times of prayer filled with inescapable tears, times of prayer filled with debatably justified anger, and times of prayer filled with unending joy. Four years … Continue reading The Unimaginable Closing Chapter.
I made this promise with myself and well, the world, that I would be spiritually and physically fit by twenty-two. You may want to read that first for context purposes. But here's the spoiler, I was incredibly physically fit by the time of my birthday. My lowest weight was an accurate measurement of the frightening … Continue reading Hidden misfortune, humbling catastrophe.
So why the quarter-life crisis at twenty-one? Haha, that's triggering. I hope none of this is not coming off as a quarter-life crisis. But maybe it is and I'm swimming in a pool of self-denial...I sure hope not. If there's anything this pandemic has taught me it's the ability to be flexible. That's convicting. God … Continue reading Spiritually and physically fit by twenty-two.
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.