Today I’ve woken up. After days, weeks, even months of a strange sleep, once again I’m struck with an understanding powerful beyond description. Coming through a class on the last supper in the Gospel of John, I’m struck by the bittersweetness of it all. Here Jesus is, nearing His death, knowing what He will face, knowing He will be betrayed and abandoned and denied by those who’ve followed him the most closely, knowing He’s being hated and condemned and killed by the very people He came to save, knowing He’s about to face unimaginable pain and suffering, and knowing it has to happen. He can’tRead More →

By all means, write what you know. Look at the world around you: take off the blinders, step out of your own mind, catch glimpses of lives as utterly unique and unknowable as the mysteries of the ages. Never stop learning, never stop growing, and never stop using every lesson in your writing. Take this vibrant life given to you and use it; soak it in and pour it out with every ounce of talent God has given you, and then hone your skill to do it even better. This is vital. There is nothing new under the sun, and no story worth telling doesn’tRead More →

Hello Everybody! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I can’t believe it’s already 2019…day before yesterday marked the one year anniversary of this blog, and man did it go by fast. I was planning to do some sort of special post in celebration of Christmas, or New Years, but my life’s been a little crazy lately and it slipped past without me doing anything. I was also planning to write some post of flowing prose celebrating the beauty of winter (to complete my posts on the seasons) but that’s going to have to wait until next year because I am already done with winter.Read More →

Alright, full confession: yesterday I was focused on spending time with family and didn’t get around to writing a blog post. But I’m going to use my forgetfulness to my advantage… I love Thanksgiving. I love that we have a day dedicated to giving thanks for our lives and what we have. I love that I get a break from school so I can come home. And, I’ll freely admit it, I like the food. There are a lot of my favorite foods that I only get a chance to eat at Thanksgiving (mainly cranberry sauce and mincemeat pie). Most of all, I love whatRead More →

The last two weeks have been hard. It’s that time of the semester where everyone is in need of a good nap, students and Professors alike. When due dates for big projects are approaching, too quickly for the comfort of many, and it seems like there’s no time to slow down. There’s always more homework to do, another assignment to work on, another event you promised to help with or go to. Keep pushing, keep working: sleep a little, drink too much coffee… Take a break to go to an event that brings joy, but also drains you of what little energy you had left.Read More →

Christianity isn’t going to church when you feel like it and praying when you need something. It isn’t having fancy cars and tons of money and all your dreams come true. No, Christianity is giving all you have even when you don’t know where your next meal is going to come from. It is making God your EVERYTHING because He is the Creator of the universe who sent his Son to die for scum like you and me. It’s asking God what His plan is for your life and making THAT your dream because our purpose is to serve Him and Him alone. To hellRead More →