All I know is commands, The calls, The constraints. All I see is rituals, The rules, The regulations. All I see is lectures, The laws, The lessons. I thought this would be good. I thought I would be free. But all that I can feel Is the weight upon me. Improve.... Continue Reading →
I’m not ready. But maybe I don’t have to feel ready. Maybe I don’t have to feel anything. Maybe I just have to do something. In fact, maybe we shouldn’t be so worried about feeling ready. Maybe we just need to do the next right thing.
There are so many things I could be doing better. New Year’s resolutions can be depressing because they remind us how flawed we are. If I really think about it, I could come up with dozens of ways to be a better Christian. Instead, I try to ignore my flaws and sins but rarely put in the effort to do better. What sins have you conveniently forgotten about?
It’s the day after Christmas, and everything is the same as it was before Christmas. The Christmas parties, presents, and performances didn’t change anything. The whirlwind of Christmas activities and preparations didn’t make our problems disappear. It didn’t even make them better. It just made us forget our issues for a few weeks while we got lost in Christmas busyness. But wasn’t the magic of Christmas supposed to fix everything?
Away in the manger no crib for a bed The little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head But will He always follow The words that He said? The first noel The angels did say Was to certain poor shepherds In fields as they lay But will He certain me In the place where... Continue Reading →
Think about the “worst” sins you’ve committed. Maybe it was a porn addiction, the betrayal of a family member or friend, deceiving someone to benefit from self-interests, or maintaining a damaging relationship. Now think about how you tried to handle it. Were you obsessing about the issue and how big it was? Did you worry about how weak you were to overcome the sin? Did you keep falling into the sin and dealing with it in a way that hurt you and those around you?
Today is a day of celebration. I published my first blog post exactly 1 year and 352 days ago, and I have officially written 102 blog posts. I should be enthusiastic and excited about the future. And I am. But I’m also unsure. I feel unsure about my blogging future because I'm not sure if blogging... Continue Reading →
Hey there! Today, I have a post for my single girls out there (although I'd recommend some of these tips for everyone)! I hope you enjoy it and can use these tips in your own life. Hang in there as you wait for Mr. Right! Ah, the single years. This time of waiting can be... Continue Reading →
About once a month, you'll probably see a blog post from me that leads to the Pursue website. This site has articles of encouragement and spiritual growth. I hope you get the chance to read my future Pursue posts! 🙂 Selfies at the beach. Photos with friends. Videos of hysterical laughter. What do all of these... Continue Reading →