Before I started seminary, I was warned, by good-intentioned people, that I would probably question my faith. I was told this was okay, because it happened to almost everyone, and I would more than likely find God again, even if it wasn't until after graduation. Losing my faith in God was made to sound like … Continue reading Losing Faith but Finding God
*This blog is kind of long (Sorry not sorry). And yet, it still does not encompass all my experiences with seminary. Mostly what has been going through my mind in the past few days. I have so many more things I want to say-- so stay tuned and I may upload more that better explain … Continue reading Dissatisfaction?
I have heard it said that God gives the hardest battles to his strongest soldiers. And while I am pretty convinced it holds little water theologically, I do know that the enemy does fight. He fights hard and he fights dirty. But I also know that God is the strongest soldier anyone could ever ask … Continue reading Not Today, Satan
I've spent most, if not all, of my life feeling like I was invisible. Not like nobody-can-see-me-like-I'm-a-ghost type invisible. More like the type of invisible where you're in a room full of people and everyone is talking around, about, or even to you, but no one is talking with you. The kind of invisible where … Continue reading Living a Life of Invisibility
I have these shoe boxes in my room, probably four or five of them, filled with memories from throughout my life. I started collecting mostly, but not completely, various important papers, in probably fourth or fifth grade, and I have gotten quite the collection over the years. I have everything from plane boarding passes, to … Continue reading Shoe Boxes of Memories
"I'm tired of hearing about the brokenness of those outside the church. What about those of us in the church who are broken? Just once, I'd like a sermon on 'Jesus wept' and 'my God, my God, why have you forsaken me? ' " So, here's your sermon on "Jesus wept" and "my God, my … Continue reading On Weeping and Being Forsaken
I have been thinking a lot lately, mostly about my future. Because my life has been a whirlwind of a journey and the ending is nowhere in sight. In May, I went to Brazil, and while I was hiking the beautiful waterfalls, I was awestruck and reminded of something so simple yet so unimaginably profound. … Continue reading The God of the Stillness