"You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God." James 4:2 This verse outlines the curse of our human condition. The root of all our problems, as it began with Adam … Continue reading Is it God’s will or my will? [Questions of a new Believer]
This upcoming year will go by fast. Remember to rest in the identity you have in Christ. Not of yourself. Lose yourself in His regard, finding joy in the trials and challenges, remembering that in all things that feel like death, you are also burying those things in Christ's death. Remembering how they are to … Continue reading 3am Writing / Romans 5-8 Inspo.
Below is a poem put together by two writing pieces of mine. It was a project for a class assignment that I miraculously put together in a matter of minutes. That's not to say it was an effortless beauty I created. It's to say it was divinely composed by God's workings. You'll see why. Upon … Continue reading Unconditional Love, Supernaturally Knitted
The following is a flash piece I wrote for my writing class. The assignment involves researching "odd-facts" to incorporate into a personal account essay. So I embraced some research on the author of (most of) the New Testament, the Apostle Paul. I intend to expand it into an essay that tells of the formation of … Continue reading Flash Grenade Flash Piece
I hear many of you in your hurting, asking how God could be real after all the painful things that have happened to you. How it's always been easier not to face it all, numb it, try and forget, and live on your own terms in the world. I hear you equate the imperfections of … Continue reading Purpose in Brokenness
The other day, a family member told me I tend to enable the dysfunction in others. I recognize how naturally this empathetic curse can flow from me. Balancing a want to see others healed, with a need for more genuine compassion, I ask God to open my heart. O God, you are my God; earnestly … Continue reading His Fulfillment, Not Mine
I recently met with a remarkable academic/career counselor at my college. She put her heart into her work and surprised me with how much she cared for the students she came in contact with. Though her words were wise and profound, it wasn't what she said that left me with so much revelation. I chewed … Continue reading To Gather Nectar