"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 feel I am being called to ministry." There, I finally said the words I know I should have said long ago. The words I had always been avoiding saying. Not because they were words I didn't want to say, or because they were bad words to say, but because saying them meant two things. … Continue reading The God of My Chaos
Fellow Quizzers, Kenya adventurers, and, most importantly, dear friends, You're going to Kenya?! I remember being exactly where you are-- sitting at home, going about my life, acting like everything is normal, all the while knowing deep down everything was definitely not normal. I remember being completely terrified and excited at the same time. My … Continue reading Kenya Believe It? I African
"Christ would still die for you. Even if you were the only one." Yeah, I know. I do. Your reminder is exactly what I need right now. Because sometimes, recently, I have not been able to fully believe that. So thank you. I’m glad you said that—glad you care enough to make sure I know … Continue reading Words of Love
This post actually makes no sense. But neither does my life right now. And it actually has not really anything to do with Valentine's Day. But neither does my life. So, Happy Valentine's Day. It's Valentine's Day again. *insert whatever reaction here* And I could write another post about my thoughts on Valentine's Day, but that's … Continue reading Wait, What? Oh, Yeah. It’s Valentine’s Day.
This was not the blog post I wanted to write. It's not the one I had half finished and was going to post today, but I think that this is the one I had to post. I had to write this because, right now, I have to say some things. This may be risky, and … Continue reading The Christ of the Church
I've always been a stubborn person with a "fight through it" attitude and a strong intention to follow through with everything I commit to. I remember when I was little, my parents would put a baby gate in front of the staircase. And I, being the stubborn and determined child I was, would promptly push … Continue reading Major Life Update