Flash Grenade Flash Piece

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

Purpose in Brokenness

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

His Fulfillment, Not Mine

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

A Dozen Dumpster Books, God’s Inspiration to Create

In my eyes, being a writer is being an artist. Creativity and inspiration must flow when writing from the heart. I have to admit that 2019 has been full of difficult adjustments. I moved twice, feeling like a nomad for a while. Floating further into this state of limbo, I changed jobs. Though for the … Continue reading A Dozen Dumpster Books, God’s Inspiration to Create

If We’re Being Completely Honest. [Prayer Challenge]

Privaledge or no privilege. Wealth or poverty. Healthy or unhealthy. War, corruption, neglect, abuse, or heartbreak. An ugly world or not: days like these I just don’t understand how people can conclude that God is not good, or that He’s not with us. I went on this beautiful hike today where my attitude from the … Continue reading If We’re Being Completely Honest. [Prayer Challenge]

Perception

A crucial perception of emotional or physical pain from my experience. Recognizing hope within the storm- even a healthy way to escape it, running to God, instead of from Him. We choose to feel the pain we have. We could decide to fully give it to Jesus and keep our sights on His goodness, feeling … Continue reading Perception

Lay it Down for the One who Laid it all Down

After re-reading Proverbs 3:24, I had some insight come to me tonight. “If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.” I've always regarded this verse to refer to the Lord blessing us with good sleep, which of course He has the power to do. But … Continue reading Lay it Down for the One who Laid it all Down