The Importance of Being in Other People’s Business

Lately, I feel like everyone’s dumping ground; the scapegoat of society; a literary foil of Jonas from The Giver.  This friend just found out her boyfriend is cheating on her, this other friend can’t handle the stress at work, another friend’s aunt received a life-altering diagnosis. This student’s dad just passed away, someone needs an admission’s essay proof […]

Some Recent Revelations Regarding Religion

My New Year’s Resolution was to strengthen my relationship with God and to explore my faith a little deeper. Growing up Catholic, I knew about the Original Sin, and the Lord’s Prayer, and Confession, but I never quite understood why we do those things, or how God instructs me to live my life. So, in […]

Jonah

The focus of today’s church sermon was the story of Jonah. Basically, God sends Jonah on a mission to Nineveh. Jonah, being afraid, decides to disobey God, runs the opposite direction, encounters a massive storm, and gets eaten by a large fish. It is in the fish that Jonah starts praying to God and as […]

“Bittersweet” & Some Trending Life Realizations

My dear friend gave me Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Niequist a few weeks ago, and since I finally had a few spare moments, I decided to read it. It is basically a recount of the hardest year of her life, where she lost her job, lost a […]

My Very Own Existential Crisis

This week, my senior class is reading “No Exit” and learning about existentialism. We watch this trippy movie called “Waking Life” which is basically about a protagonist who is on an existential journey and asks the question, “Are we sleep-walking through our waking state or wake-walking through our dreams?” It is basically this philosophical movie […]

Are We Praying Incorrectly?

A few days ago, I caught myself praying about some things happening in my life: “Dear Lord, please let me my hair grow longer and thicker. Dear Lord, please help my six-pack abs to finally form. Dear Lord, please help tell my friend to call me”. Then, I had an epiphany. I am praying completely […]