I looked up all the answers to your questions so you don't have to; let's talk about free speech. President's Twitter got deleted. Then some other stuff. Y'all mad? Let me tell you why you shouldn't be. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging … Continue reading Let’s talk about free speech
What are the odds that in the same week I decide to have a voice again, I am left speechless by a random coup...? Typical Wednesday afternoon after the year(s) we had and continue to have, it seems. Anyway... I used to be able to write really good posts. I figured out what happened. I've … Continue reading speechless again
This isn't so much a substantial, thought out post as a brain ramble full of as many questions as answers. There was this thing recently that a friend posted about... I hadn't heard of it. But it's called the Nashville Statement. My friend was troubled by this statement, labeling it as divisive and wondering why … Continue reading What do you say to taking stances?
Several times a week, I face forward, march onward and ignore the hands outstretched. "Can you spare 50 cent?" Do I usually have 50 cent in my wallet? No. But would I give it if I did? Doubtful. Heard a woman speaking to a begging man. He said, "I could really use 50 cent." She … Continue reading body and the blood
I'll try to keep this brief. I'm very tired of online discussions. This is meant to be informational and straightforward and I've linked several other resources within the post. Let's just get straight to the point. Number one: I do not like abortion, but I do not support making abortion illegal. In practice, abortion law … Continue reading Pro-life
"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after … Continue reading A letter to the Church
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” - Albus Dumbledore One of the worst parts about being a follower of Christ is that you are constantly exposed to the evils within your own heart. You can loudly proclaim the name of Jesus and tell … Continue reading The evil inside
I'm really afraid of flying. I already wrote about that. What I didn't say was how much I'm REALLY AFRAID OF FLYING. I thought my flight to Dallas was bad. Then I got on a flight across the Atlantic and figured out how scared I actually am. I didn't used to be, but I get … Continue reading Va bene / in Italia
Long story short, I wrote a guest post for an online magazine a few weeks ago and a woman (I think to be mid-40s) commented that my article was “level 1.” While I’m still a little salty that someone from the older generation would be so discouraging to a younger believer, that’s not what this … Continue reading Simplicity
"When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit." - John 19:30 This weekend I went on a beach retreat with 150ish girls from my campus ministry. And, as this year's trend has gone, I was a little apathetic about going. I don't … Continue reading It is finished.