My brethren We must strive in seminary to Slay The demonic persuasion of Perfection Too many “graduate” Still under the guise that ministry Is about their perfect lives, not the Perfect’s slaughter on a cross. The pulpit is a platform for stardom rather than a sacrificial field for shepherding. Satan wants disciples to ignore their … Continue reading On the Destructive Illusion of Perfection in the Christian Life: A Poem
I know I've had an extended hiatus from writing since February but I hope to be back now with at least some regularity. I turned 26 last week and am writing this short, belated birthday post about my three regrets of the past five years and my three hopes for the next five years. The … Continue reading On Turning 26
"Follow your dreams" If there's one statement that sums up the overall American mindset for the last hundred years, it's that. A relic from our ancestors' "American dream," exalting dreams to a status they neither deserve nor can fulfill is almost in our blood. And for the follower of Christ, dreams must first be submitted … Continue reading Dreams Ought Not be god
"You could've been a doctor after 8 years of schooling" “Are you going to be employable after you get your Master’s?” I sighed. Cue the waves of regret. These two statements threatened to put a huge damper on any excitement for my upcoming entrance into seminary. Because they’re true. I could've been a doctor in … Continue reading Encouragement for the Indecisive Graduate
#1- You're lonely Marriage won't fix it. [Anonymous interrogator]: But how do you know? You're not married. Because taking sinner x sinner does not equal blissful fulfillment except for maybe all of five minutes. If that were true, there would be no lonely married people and no divorces stemming from "unmet needs." You don't have … Continue reading Christian, do you Desire Marriage for the Wrong Reasons?
That we need self-esteem is one of the greatest lies of the age. And just about everyone is prescribing its poison like candy. But the truth is that looking at ourselves more, relying on our feelings about ourselves more will not solve anything; it will worsen the problem. Because we were not made to live this … Continue reading We Care More about Our Self-Esteem than Esteeming the Most High
Writing is a beautiful gift. Personally, I've never truly struggled with translating my thoughts into readable material. Words flow nearly as naturally as breathing and I cannot imagine struggling to write several pages let alone a sentence as I know many do. But I've not been given this gift to highlight myself. If I speak … Continue reading Talents Aren’t Noisy Gongs
In many ways it's hard to believe that 5 years have passed since the Holy Spirit blazed across the sky of my heart and I passed from death into life. That was the final weekend of my freshman year at college and the Lord had, unbeknownst to me, been working on me all year even … Continue reading A Celebration: 5 Years in Christ, an Eternity to Go!
I kept waiting. Waiting to grow at least 4 more inches, waiting for my stomach to smooth, waiting to grow into an elegant female instead of a disproportionate girl. So when, at 22, I suddenly caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, several realizations toppled down onto me all at once: I was done … Continue reading I’ll Never Be Her
I am not content. I've lived in Missouri all my life and I want out. Desperately. But am I as desperate to trust the Lord that He has me in the palm of His hand, that He has me exactly where I am supposed to be? If not, then I am committing idolatry and pouring … Continue reading Moment by Moment Contentedness