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Wanted: balance between relying on God for my future and going after it myself

July 12th, 2015|

I want to do well. I don't do things halfway. I want to be known as someone who is reliable, able, competent. A drive for excellence is still important -- wanting to do well, putting

Drinking root beer and hanging with pastors on a Friday night

June 27th, 2015|

How can we not be excited about God? I've been working on a short message from Ephesians 1:3-10 that I'm teaching on at our church's monthly ladies' breakfast. As I prayed about what to discuss,

Today I ran errands

June 12th, 2015|

It's too easy to worry. I hate it. Sometimes I look around me and wonder if other people are even thinking about some of the things that drive my mind to oblivion. Like, the kind

We’re having leftovers for dinner tonight

June 5th, 2015|

There is so much left to know about God. Until about two years ago, I was sort of "yeah-okay-cool" about reading the Bible; I was frustrated that I had a hard time reading it, and

Catharsis

May 17th, 2015|

It's quiet around here. I'm back in the city temporarily for work. Dearest Claire and I are rooming together for the week, and it's a strange place without the crew, profs, and daily routines that

Brink

May 9th, 2015|

Sitting in the campus coffee shop with Corbin the Class President and studying for final exams is a strange deal. As I reflect on the ending of Year 2 and rain flops into the plaza,

“Don’t You Know Who I Think I Am?” and the Slump

April 27th, 2015|

They say quitters never win, says the song I'm listening to at this moment. Tex and I grabbed milkshakes last night. Again, this brother in the Lord preached the Gospel back to me and reminded

“Lord, I Need You” and the Extrovert

April 19th, 2015|

I sometimes feel a panicky desperation in my heart whenever I'm with people I care about. It's not because I dislike being with friends or claustrophobic; on the contrary, I want those moments to last

“Hearts Like Ours” and the Assurance

April 17th, 2015|

"He is faithful. I don't understand," she laughed. "There's a lot of grace." Brynna the RA and I took a long walk this afternoon through the park and down to the beach. The weather is