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 … Continue reading Rethinking Justice: The Value of a Life
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 … Continue reading Non è mai facile
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. … Continue reading “You are more loved than you will ever know by someone who died to know you.”
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. … Continue reading I have kept the faith.
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 … Continue reading Courage, dear heart.
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 … Continue reading A season of magic
I almost titled this "Why Obama's Immigration Thoughts Are Okay (& Why They're Not)," but honestly, who wants to read another political blog? We're all perfectly capable of googling what he said about new policies and executive action and some government jargon I'm a little unsure about. Whatever. I'm going to talk about something else. … Continue reading The immigrants are people too
They say a relationship with a writer is worth nothing if the writer doesn't write about you. I never really thought this was true until I looked back at my own relationships. I wrote about the good ones. I always wrote about them. And I rarely wrote about the bad ones. Terrible things, maybe. But … Continue reading I’m writing this for You.
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. … Continue reading Equality
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 … Continue reading Pastors on a pedestal