Some of the deepest hurts in mourning are not that you mourn what is no longer here but that you mourn that there are no more tomorrows —no more chances to laugh together, to snuggle together, to playfully banter back and forth. Death severs the ability for new memories to be made and also dampens … Continue reading A Short Reflection on The Lord’s Grace to Me This Christmas
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
This post is likely going to draw some criticism so let me say from the outset that this is not a post against those who home school and it is not bashing homeschooling as "lesser schooling" in any manner. It's simply a request that we find our unity in Christ Jesus, not the way in … Continue reading Homeschooling is Not the Only Way
"Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight."--Romans 12:15 Do weddings stir up pain for you or make you uncomfortable? Though my joy overflows for the bride and groom, I usually burst into … Continue reading The Hard Path of Choosing Rejoicing over Envy
The title's alarming, isn't it? So is this one: "Men Prefer Debt-Free Virgins Without Tattoos." This post is largely a response to that post. The notions behind both titles are frightening: God's grace is not enough; Christ's sacrifice was not enough. If that's true, we're all done for. I want to start off by saying I do … Continue reading Women Only Want Men Who Have Never Watched Porn
There's a lot of venom flying in all sorts of directions between generations these days. From the younger generations come the cries that "no one understands us" and "you do you" and "I just need a place where I can be myself." The older generations then counter with "you're all just snowflakes" and "at 18 … Continue reading Are Christians Guaranteed Safe Spaces?
“A mighty pain to love it is, And 'tis a pain that pain to miss; But of all pains, the greatest pain It is to love, but love in vain.”--Abraham Cowley Crushes are considered a normal part of life. Though often more centered on appearance, they also happen gradually through personal interactions. It's normal to … Continue reading Don’t Let Crushes Crush You
I'm fairly new to the online writing world, although I've been journaling since I was young. Sometimes I feel like a toddler who is vainly trying to search for inspiration in the writing masters' myriad of articles, blog posts and interview pieces. And that's exactly what I ought to be. I am a toddler following … Continue reading Readers: Don’t Think Writers Have It All Together