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Formica Counter-ing Culture

May 30th, 2016|

"Above all else, guard your heart,     for everything you do flows from it."   -King Solomon. Prov 4:23. I grew up in the mid-2000s, hyper-purity youth group culture of Christianity. Youth group emphasized saving yourself

Broken Batteries

April 30th, 2016|

"I've been told I'm just a body." "I struggle feeling like I'm too broken for God to actually use me." "I think God sees me as a piece of dirt." "I look so ugly unless

Broken Beating Hearts

April 5th, 2016|

Tonight, I met Hagar. She was pushing a stroller at top speed through the subway tunnel. She was haggard, dirty, poorly dressed. Her daughter was eerily silent. "Excuse me, I was wondering if you could

So, Does this Outfit Make Me Look Relevant…?

March 30th, 2016|

"Do you have Instagram?" I looked at the man across the counter of the donut shop and shook my head. He was trying to connect me with the store's coupon offer. Needless to say, I

I’d like to order one Rapture, please…

March 20th, 2016|

It's hard to look at the monstrous expectations of your future and of yourself and not be overwhelmed. I want to grow up well. I want to do this life thing right, honor God, finish

The Heart Pumper

February 28th, 2016|

Oftentimes, I feel like there is nothing more to say. What is the significance of "my contribution" to any of this world? Writing, thoughts, opinions, convictions, definitions, loves, hates? What on earth do I have

The Door Opener

February 12th, 2016|

It's funny how He does it. My life has consisted of a progressive unfolding, a journey of steps and many, many doors. My heart has been rent and reformed dozens of times--expectations derailed, God switching

Pieces

January 29th, 2016|

Crumbs. Pieces. Fragments. Slices. The Bible, when you think about it, doesn't offer us that much. This book is, by its own attestation, God's complete self-revelation, everything he believes is necessary for us to know

Perhaps

January 11th, 2016|

"Great is Thy faithfulness," the congregation sang. Worshiping at a historic church here in the City, I receive a weekly dose of beauty and hymnody. This morning, as I looked another semester square in the