My Life as Ebeneezer Scrooge, Part One

At some point on this blog, I’m probably going to write about every single one of my character flaws and discuss how I should be better. Today, I must admit that I’m a stingy old man. But I need to be better. My only recreational expenses are my weekly pack of Trident gum and an … Continue reading My Life as Ebeneezer Scrooge, Part One

Love is in the Care, Part 2

So what does true love look like in real life? Start by asking yourself these tough questions to discover what it isn’t: If you always make your boyfriend take you to the mall but never watch football with him, do you really love him? If you never wake up early on Saturday morning to attend … Continue reading Love is in the Care, Part 2

Love is in the Care, Part 1

I’ve been thinking about love lately. God has put this topic on my heart, and I’ve specifically been burdened with this statement: Love without sacrifice isn’t real love. Sacrificial love demonstrates genuine care and affection for someone. Saying “I love you” doesn’t make it true. Giving someone a hug doesn’t require sacrifice (most likely). Smiling … Continue reading Love is in the Care, Part 1

Grieving the Goodbyes

I said goodbye to my piano teacher today. That was difficult. Even though I’ve only known her for a few years, it was still really hard. I drove away from her house pondering the reality that I may never see her again. Are goodbyes supposed to be this hard? Thankfully, I haven’t had to endure … Continue reading Grieving the Goodbyes

Better than Boredom

Yesterday, I felt like a useless sack of potatoes. Let’s just say that the dog days of summer have begun…and it’s only May 9th. I’m definitely happy to be done with school. I’m excited for the sunshine, my family’s beach vacation, time with friends, and my graduation ceremony. I’ll eventually be busy with my friend’s … Continue reading Better than Boredom

The End of an Era

Well, it’s over. I am done with high school. All my mandatory classes are complete. No more quizzes, papers, exams, or projects…for a little while. I cannot believe I’m here. I wish I could stay in high school forever with my family, friends, and church family. Instead, I can prepare for college life—meeting new people, … Continue reading The End of an Era

From Green to Grateful

She seemed to have it all. You know what I mean. She (I'll call her Raegan) was obviously gifted. She could play music by ear and sing like a professional. Her hair was wavy and golden, her smile was contagious, and her laugh was obnoxiously perfect. For a time, Raegan and I were friends. But … Continue reading From Green to Grateful

Creator on the Cross

Christ is risen! I hope you're having a wonderful Easter! I decided to spice up the monotony of blogging and try writing a poem for this special day. I am not a poet. At all. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy reading my jumbled mess of words and feel encouraged on this blessed day. Creator on … Continue reading Creator on the Cross

Wishing Our Woes Away

Do you ever wish for a magic wand? When I was little, I wanted a magic wand so that I could have limitless wishes. I couldn’t understand why the princesses in fairytales always wasted their wishes on trivial things when they could wish for a magic wand and have an endless supply of wishes. (Clearly, … Continue reading Wishing Our Woes Away

The Christian Blahs

Church…blah, blah, blah. Communion…blah, blah, blah. Bible study…blah, blah, blah. Prayer…blah, blah, blah. Quiet time…blah, blah, blah. Do you ever feel like you’re living a blah spiritual life? I definitely do. I’ve been a Christian since I was really little. I know all the right things to do, but I am also tired of doing … Continue reading The Christian Blahs