The Goal of Entertainment

There have been so many times in my life where I presumed certain truths went without saying. There has never been a time in my life where I've seen that more greatly disproven than in the last 5 years. Something about having children awakened me to the reality of the "spiritual forces of wickedness" at … Continue reading The Goal of Entertainment

Square Pegs in Round Holes

I keep hearing people use this expression as if it is a bad thing, referencing things that just don't seem to work, are frustrating, or ill-suited to one's needs or efforts. Being the literary minded person I am, I've always enjoyed figures of speech and discovering their origins. I'm also a nerd for preserving the … Continue reading Square Pegs in Round Holes

Advent Poetry: Shadows, D.H. Lawrence

As a means of brightening my own soul as I rebuke anxiety in my own mind during the coldest, darkest part of the year, I've decided to intentionally cultivate joy and gratitude by focusing on Christ and that which points to Him and the good, beautiful, and true things in this world. So I thought … Continue reading Advent Poetry: Shadows, D.H. Lawrence

Walking in Humility

I'll be honest, humility is difficult for me. In part because I never really understood humility as a virtue growing up. In my house, humility and meekness were seen as undesirable and signs of weakness. I was groomed from a young age to be assertive. It wasn't my nature then. I wasn't really aggressive enough … Continue reading Walking in Humility

Distance Learning Isn’t Homeschooling

I read an article in the paper that really just made me sad. Mostly because I could empathize with the parents being written about. I worked as a 1:1 Teacher Assistant for high school students with autism for 2 years in North Carolina. Prior to that I had subbed for grades k-12 and the kids … Continue reading Distance Learning Isn’t Homeschooling

My Prayer for the Church

Guys, it's for realsies truth time. I've been trudging through all the emotions lately. The negative ones I feel bad telling my closest friends about because I feel like I leech all their joy with my "down-ness." But I told 'em anyway. And they lifted me up! They reminded me who I am in Christ … Continue reading My Prayer for the Church

Worship in Spirit and Truth

you ever had one of those gnawing convictions that you can't seem to explain to other people? That's been me and worship lately. My sister in law talks me through many of my spiritual struggles because I can trust her to do so objectively. And that's one of the reasons I love her. But she … Continue reading Worship in Spirit and Truth

Feeding Myself on God’s Word

I've been in a weird place with our transition to our new church. I've felt loved, and encouraged, but at the same time, there's a feeling kind of like a cute new pair of shoes; they look great, but they aren't broken in and they still feel a little weird. Like, when you buy a … Continue reading Feeding Myself on God’s Word

Humility and Obedience: My Experience with Christian Head Covering

I'll preface this post with a statement that it contains my personal convictions. A conviction is like an opinion, but with the added weight of Scriptural support and motivation toward heart change. As such, it is a matter of my personal relationship with God through Christ, and my best understanding of Scripture. I first began … Continue reading Humility and Obedience: My Experience with Christian Head Covering