Lysa Terkeurst, “Uninvited”& Rejection

My Bible study just finished Lysa Terkeurst’s latest study, “Uninvited”, and overall, we thought it was a timely and relevant topic–as we learned, we can label way more of our experiences in life as rejections than we originally thought. I enjoyed the video sessions with Lysa–my favorite part is that she filmed it in the […]

1 Corinthians 13:5

5″  [Love] does not dishonor others…” In church a few weeks ago, we focused on 1 Corinthians 13 (perhaps one of the most widely read verses), and were given the task of implementing one of the commandments each week. As I sat in church that Sunday, I contemplated which task I wanted to undertake. I’ve […]

To My Future Husband, This I Vow To Thee Today–

I believe singledom-hood is a very important and unique time in one’s life that should not be taken lightly, because it is when we are able to experiment the most with identity formation, without too many harsh consequences. It’s kind of like being in teaching school–because teaching requires so many in the moment judgements and […]

Grappling with the Old Testament & the Reality of Story Telling

The thing about story telling is, stories must always be told in the past tense (well, unless you are writing sci-fi, but those aren’t the kind of narratives we are referencing here). And, when we tell those stories in the past tense, because we are removed from the experience itself, we are able to see […]

Along the Road Towards Love

I love hearing stories of how people met their significant others, and despite the fact that every story is very different and very unique to the couple, every story carries the same two threads: when you know, you know, and that timing, while we cannot always predict it, is always perfect. I’ve heard stories about […]

Why I am Forced to Be a Believer

The most recent book on my reading list was C.S. Lewis’ ‘Mere Christianity’. At a time in our nation’s history when it seemed impossible to believe in a god, C.S. Lewis began broadcasting to World War II soldiers why a god must exist. He focuses on dispelling some misconceptions of Christianity, and some potentially refutable […]

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 […]

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 […]