Where Our Value Lies

It seems every person following Jesus must come to a crossroads of deciding whether or not Jesus is actually sufficient for our dreams. We spend so much time wishing for things, be them tangible or otherwise, and working toward goals and these grandiose ideas which have lacked consultation with God’s Design for our lives. His…

I Am Anything Other Than What I Want

I originally wrote this as a verbally-delivered devotional piece, but I really wanted to share it here. There is something amazing to me about our absence of trust. Although, it is often reasoned, from personal experiences and generalized ideas from those moments of breached security. Valid reasoning, nonetheless, because people tend to run in similar…

The Reason I’ve Been Gone So Long

It’s been a strange summer—I’ve kept it quiet, at least in the realm of internet communication and sharing. I couldn’t really tell you very clearly why—I suppose it came about because I wasn’t sure of my motivation to go around pushing my life in the faces of others; not even in a negative way, but…

Near Tragedy

It’s strange to consider the proximity of the scariest things to our lives—the smallest decisions that lead to the greatest consequences or the most uncontrolled things that so decide to grace our lives with their hovering and overpowering, fear-filling tendencies. We are strangely close to car accidents, addiction, cancer, natural disasters—horrors virtually uncontrollable by anyone.…

Short Thoughts on Another Year

Every year, when my birthday comes around, I freak out a little bit. Which is rather odd, since I’m barely an adult—shouldn’t I be excited? Don’t get me wrong because I really am, but there’s something so strange about another year of your life coming and going. I find myself constantly questioning whether or not…