Turtle Tale

Anyone, then, who knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, commits sin – James 4:17 (NRSA) Sin is a loaded word so to help put this verse in perspective, the original word Sin in Greek means “failure, being in error, missing the mark”      Action or Inaction – oftentimes we…

Spiritual Birthday

How fitting that today, my actual birthday, is the day my baptism video became available to share with you and my family, celebrating my spiritual birthday. After 6 months of intensive Bible reading, researching, asking questions, and quieting down enough to hear God more clearly, I knew it was time to declare my faith through…

Dead or Alive?

“A heart fully alive feels everything more passionately – pleasure and pain – because it is alive. A dead heart feels less in general. The healthier you are with Christ, the more your heart will feel things. It’s sometimes painful to be so alive in a world with so many problems. But the solution is…

Joy & Trust

What could it hurt? Does the alternative of believing everything is random, out of control, purposeless, and pointless bring comfort?

Stuck

“Why did you bring me back here?” he asks. “Because here’s where you got stuck,” replies Papa – movie/book “The Shack” The Shack doesn’t sound like an appealing movie judging by its title. I came across this movie title at work yesterday while creating a playlist for an upcoming flight. My playlist title- God. God?…

Compass Recalibration

moral compass (n): used in reference to a person’s ability to judge what is right and wrong and act accordingly It is important throughout life to frequently recalibrate our internal moral compasses. Sometimes major events can trigger this recalibration. In other cases, the accumulation of information will trigger it as we connect the dots and…

Tattoo Unraveling

Here’s the thing about grief- if you are living with it, you’ll know this, if you aren’t then you’ll understand this later- it’s a clusterf*ck of emotions. The time between grief meltdowns are ebbing and flowing further apart but when that wave hits, oh man does it hit hard. Now, there’s the daily undercurrent of…

Faith Based or Fear Based?

faith (noun) – complete trust or confidence in someone or something fear (noun) – an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat Every action, word, or thought comes from one of two places- fear or faith. Depending on which foundation you launch from will determine…