My husband says that even though I know people are never going to do the right thing, I still expect people to do the right thing. I hold high standards. Sometimes those standards aren't really fair because I form the ideas of what I want people to be based on what will make ME happy … Continue reading guns.
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
"The truth is we are supposed to love the hippies, the liberals, and even the Democrats, and that God wants us to think of them as more important than ourselves. Anything short of this is not true to the teachings of Jesus." - Donald Miller It's been a few weeks since post one about this … Continue reading Blue Like Jazz. Two.
"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.
Every time I read a book that really hits me hard, I feel the need to tell someone. That's why I published posts about the inspiring and emotionally wrecking things I read in The Insanity of God. Now I'm reading Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller. I'm only on page 18 and am already a … Continue reading Blue Like Jazz. One.
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