Rethinking Justice: The Value of a Life

5/19/15 Update: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Boston Marathon bomber has been sentenced to death. The discussion is relevant once again. The United States' use of the death penalty has come up in various circles for me this week. First, I was invited to sign a petition asking the state of Georgia to stop the execution of Kelly [...]

Non è mai facile

Non è mai facile

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” - Isaiah 30:21 // Quando andrete a destra o quando andrete a sinistra, le tue orecchie udranno dietro a te una voce che dirà: «Questa è la via; camminate per [...]

“You are more loved than you will ever know by someone who died to know you.”

I've never really been much for people. And by that I mean I'm one of the most introverted people you'll ever meet, even if I don't show that on the outside. I've always been quiet. Most of the time, I'm fine blending in with the background. But sometimes that can be a really dangerous thing. [...]

I have kept the faith.

I have kept the faith.

There is so much happening in the world that I am trying to wrap my head around. The more I think about pursuing the mission field, relief work, humanitarian ventures, etc., the more afraid I become. It would be so much easier to graduate and get a 9 to 5. I'm starting to realize this. [...]

Courage, dear heart.

Courage, dear heart.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 I've been [...]

A season of magic

A season of magic

I have this weird thing about Santa Claus and I wasn't really sure why until tonight. I spent my Christmas Eve like many others. Lots of food, family, and laughter. As tradition goes, I opened one gift from my grandparents. The weather was rainy. Still is. I thought about what would happen Christmas morning. I [...]

Equality

I'd just like to remind everyone of something that I was graciously reminded of tonight. Genesis 1:27 "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." Mankind, as a whole, was created by and is loved by the God of the universe. [...]

Pastors on a pedestal

Another day, another headline about a pastor coming forward with a scandal. According to what I read, the church is handling it very well. And I hope that rather than using this story to further condemn the church, we can look at this as a perfect example of Christianity. Hold up, wait a minute, did [...]