The future is a hard place to peer into sometimes. I get why Jesus said that today has sufficient trouble without worrying about the future added on to it. Dreaming about the future and the good things that await in it is fine and all, but when you get down to the nuts and bolts … Continue reading Of Time, Roads, and Faith
Because you sent your beloved Son to redeem us from sin and death, and to make us heirs in him of everlasting life; that when he shall come again in power and great triumph to judge the world, we may without shame or fear rejoice to behold his appearing. "Preface of Advent", The Book of … Continue reading Lent: The Coming of Salvation
Yes, you, too. You might not fit into artist or scientist. Maybe you want to be a mom. Maybe you want to be a businessman. Maybe you want to join the military. Maybe you want to support your family and yourself, and you don't care what it is that you do. Maybe you just want … Continue reading 11. God Calls You
Finding God is not hard here because here, I can see clearly that he is with me and for me.I can almost hear him singing, if I pay close enough attention.I love you, I love you, I love you.When my heart feels beaten and bruised and all I want to do is give up, I … Continue reading Some thoughts on the search for God
Celebrate with me, because Tenth Avenue North recently surprise-released an EP! Whee!Their cover art is super cool too, but I couldn't find a big enough image of it to put on here. You'll just have to look it up for yourself.Anyway. One song on their new EP is called Forgive Me, and I just started … Continue reading Confessing.
This is the story of how I broke up with my purity ring.I'll start at the beginning.My parents were never purity-pushers. Wait, that sounds bad. Not like that. My parents are great parents, and one of the great things they did was /not/give 2586542864206 boundaries and regulations that were "for later" when Jake and I … Continue reading A different kind of purity.
Alright, I never thought I'd say this, but part of me actually wants to move myself back to Kansas and just hang out there, under the wind-filled trees and the open sky, far from things like traffic and writer's block and messy rooms. And I say this as I sit in an airport on the … Continue reading Storytelling.