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?

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…

As Is

If your life were to remain exactly as it is right now, could you be happy with that? Now, this isn’t to say that you’re 100% happy with every little aspect. It doesn’t mean you aren’t actively working to change some things you would like to improve. And it also doesn’t mean you have no…

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…

Fork in the Road

“So, as we reach the fork in the road today, let us fearlessly follow the voice of intuition. The Bible calls it ‘the still small voice.’” -Florence Scovel Shinn– Here I am again, at a fork in the road, deciding the fate of a cat I adopted and took complete responsibility for. Or am I?…

The Brunch Commandments

And on the seventh day, God said ‘Let there be Brunch’ and there was Brunch All those who partake in Brunch shall follow the Ten Brunch Commandments Amen Thou shall cleanse thy mind, body, and soul with bottomless mimosas Thou shall confess thy transgressions from the night before Thou shall not judge the confessions of…