I’m done with waiting for my next encounter. I’m going to give thanks for everything I consume and everything I partake of and everything I engage with as though they were each different expressions of God saying directly to me: “I love you.” I refuse to live like a love-starved beggar. I am not love-poor. […]Read More I’m Done Waiting
This is the second time it’s happened—hitting a wall, that is. You know, the emotional kind. You know you’ve hit the metaphorical wall when you can’t think, you can’t process conversation, you can’t make a sound. The air gets stuck in your throat and the universe seems to pause. In moments like these, I’m not […]Read More Tightrope
When the woman saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food… she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them opened… To be honest, now Adam was hurt. […]Read More Reading Between the Lines of Genesis 3:6-7 (A Novelization)
It often feels to me like there really are no safe or reasonable assumptions in life. I think my feeling is based on the experience that hurt happens and people die and flowers grow and the supreme court makes people angry. I don’t want to change my assumptions based upon my experiences. I want to choose […]Read More Can You Avoid Assumptions?
“Wow, this is deep,” I mused. I find myself enraptured by the words I read on the screen, when the inevitable moment arrives: I disagree with the author. “No, that’s a horrible way to look at it. This is exactly the mindset that irritates me about people today.” Then I remember a crucial detail: I’m […]Read More Detox Agents
I struggled greatly trying to title this post. I came across this shot completely accidentally. I was attempting to take a picture of the wire mesh at an askew angle for fun when I noticed the gleam of light from the sun’s last rays. It’s like a light that strikes your peripheral vision. Have you […]Read More Gladden
We’ve all heard it, the age old question: why does God allow evil and suffering in the world? Nothing makes this question more relevant than the present experience of pain. There is brokenness in this world, some call it sin—the point is that things are not as they should be. At least, that is the […]Read More Theodicy