The past couple weeks, My girlfriend and I have been in a state of recovery. At the beginning of Johnson's fall break, we both had our wisdom teeth taken out (I know... goals). After the procedure, we were both in pain. I had never been in surgery before so I learned that I don't get … Continue reading WISDOM IN THE WILDERNESS
PRAY WITH ME
In the past couple months, we have seen the horrible impact that fires, hurricanes, and humans can have on the land we all love. Headline after headline, there are people who have lost so much. As a consumer of this knowledge, I can get into the habit of thinking that these issues are so distant … Continue reading PRAY WITH ME
SIX WORD STORY
Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to produce a six word story. He took his time and thought about it. Eventually, he came up with this story. Baby shoes. For sale. Never worn. In six little words, Hemingway told us a story about two people who are in love. They were in love so much that … Continue reading SIX WORD STORY
A LETTER TO YOU FROM THE CHURCH
Dear Beloved Child of God, I know what it is like to struggle. Ever since the moment I was born, people tried to kill me, stop me, or hurt me. There wasn't a waking moment that was easier than the last. Yet, in that struggle something happened. Something magical and radical. In the midst of … Continue reading A LETTER TO YOU FROM THE CHURCH
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU DORITOS, START A FIRE
Over this past weekend, a couple friends and I went camping on Max Patch. Everything was grand except for two things. First, the hike up to Max Patch. If you don't know, Max Patch stands at 4,600 ft. tall. Although the car helped us up 3,280 of those feet, we had about 1,320 ft. left … Continue reading WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU DORITOS, START A FIRE
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
When my girlfriend (Suz) reminds me to do something, she follows up with two questions. She asks, "Did you hear me?" then she will ask, "But did you listen?" At first, I thought this was just a clever ploy to get me to remember what she told me. But when I started thinking about this, … Continue reading CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
NUMBERS THAT DO NOT DEFINE YOU
The following numbers in your life may vary. But there is only one constant. They DO NOT define who you are, what you are worth, or what you can accomplish in your life. In Christ, you have a new name. In Christ, you are enough. In Christ, you are worthy. In Christ, you are loved. … Continue reading NUMBERS THAT DO NOT DEFINE YOU
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY
All people have a longing to create. Whether you intentionally or accidentally create, you are nonetheless creating. You create relationships, ideas, and your future. We have all dreamt about where we want to be in life because, naturally, we want to create the future we dream. My freshman year RA, Rob, was a great mentor … Continue reading IMAGINE YOUR REALITY
WHEN CHANGE PUTS YOU IN CHAINS
I have personally undergone three big changes in my life. One, being when I transitioned into high school. This brought a wave of unusual anxiety and stress that I had never experienced before. Two, being when I held the baby who I thought was my nephew. Third, being when I moved out of the house … Continue reading WHEN CHANGE PUTS YOU IN CHAINS
WHAT ARE YOU MADE OF?
Robin Williams has to be one of the greatest actors/comedians to ever hit the big screen. He brings a light-heartedness and joyful persona to every movie he has ever touched. Growing up, I loved Williams as Teddy Roosevelt in Night at the Museum. The scene below from Night at the Museum captures how we can live as someone we … Continue reading WHAT ARE YOU MADE OF?