Y'all, we need to talk about sin. We need to talk about not only what sin looks like, and what it doesn't, but also how we must respond to sin. In Matthew 5:48, Jesus challenges us to "be perfect as your heavenly father is perfect." But, can we as Christians truly ever be perfect? John … Continue reading Bearing Each Others…Sins?
*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 am approximately 8 days away from embarking on the craziest, scariest, most exciting, most challenging, most satisfying adventure of my life. And I have been reflecting on how I got here, what my greatest fears are, and what my greatest hopes are. My greatest fear is the unknown-- missing out on all the known … Continue reading Adventure into the Unknown
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
...all the time. Sometimes, when I think about God I get overwhelmed. Like, my mind literally cannot comprehend how great, awesome, and unbelievably good He is. When I think about the crucifixion, I am moved to tears. When I think about how small and insignificant we are in comparison to how grand and great God … Continue reading God is Good…
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 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
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
Apparently this whole Brazil trip is going to be a lot like my Kenya trip when it comes to blog titles. So, be prepared for a Brazilian series of overdone puns. #sorrynotsorry Anyway, this post is actually a link to my post on the group's trip blog. I wanted to post it here too because … Continue reading A Brazilian Languages