My heart aches when my friends suffer. At times, I'd rather take it on for them than see them in pain and anguish. Yet, is this proper thinking? Yes, we are called to bear one another's burdens. But, the burden-bearing is not of "I'm taking this one completely off of your shoulders," rather, it is … Continue reading Heartache
How much of our lives are spent trying to make it look like we have it all together? This self-image, self-pedestal producing mindset .. It is self-destroying. Sooner or later we will each come to the realization that 1. We don't have it all together, 2. We won't have it all together, 3. We can't … Continue reading Pedestals of Sand
07.11.2015 Victory Sound It started off faint. So faint, I felt as if I had to pretend I was hearing it. But it was real, I couldn’t deny it. You know, faith. I have heard about this song, this song of victory. But I wondered, did it exist? I believed it did. I’d been told … Continue reading Victory Sound
No matter where I go, I refuse to be either ashamed of, or overcome by, where I came from. Check the picture. I was a super confused teenager (per the picture) and had a lot of issues laid out before me from age 6 to overcome. In middle and high school, I struggled with not … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: #noego
I'm sick of the acute immediacy of pain and unpleasant situations. You know, that illusion that points out that what is going on immediately is all there is and that nothing could possibly change. Yet, we know it will change. It's inevitable. The only constants in life are God and change, right? This is that … Continue reading Forward Progression: a Thief?
I sit underneath a tree at the park. A circular fountain ahead of me beautifully sprays into the air, intentionally spraying into itself. My imagination makes the sound of the highway below into the roaring waves of the ocean. The sun warms my feet. There's no wifi here. I could turn my data connection off, … Continue reading Processing
A friend just shared this with me and I have to share it; it's beautiful! To them that believe all things are true, there is nothing impossible that they cannot do. With faith in their God, and Hope in their hand, they stand against the odds to fulfill God's Great Plan. Though the battle be … Continue reading The Real Life