Each New Year brings with it a new set of resolutions. I will stop eating junk food. I will stop spending money. I will stop this. I will stop that. Change is not bad. I’m not using this internet space to convince my readers against new years resolutions. However, I’m encouraging a new mindset. Stop … Continue reading Sweat is Fat Crying. Word.
[Written, or rather voice recorded, on 12/1/11] Life sometimes seems big. HUGE. Magnificent. Sometimes I feel as if emotions are bubbling inside of me, overflowing to where my human body cannot contain them. I’m happy. Yet I feel like crying, bursting into tears, because of this passion welling deep inside my soul. Maybe it’s my … Continue reading Passion, Barely Contained.
I’m sitting here in Colorado, attempting to do homework, watching the snow flurries outside. As I type away at this post, Christmas music plays on my Pandora. I’m blessed. The Lord is so good. Although I’ve managed to stay afloat thus far in the semester, this retreat is a breath of fresh air to my … Continue reading Dreams Take Flight
I read this new poem entitled “I Need to Let You Go” at Epiphany on Friday night along with “Naked Steel” and “The Road Home.” Poetry frees the soul. Through this poem I was able to resolve a friendship. My experience on Friday only exemplifies the penetrating power of writing. Words speak to the soul. Writing is my … Continue reading Need to Let You Go
During a late night studying, I started feeling hungry. I dug into my pockets, found some spare change and headed to the snack machine. Burgess had one, so I assumed Walther would as well. I wasn’t disappointed…until I tried to use said snack machine. The slot was jammed with coins. Okay, so I couldn’t use … Continue reading Living Among Them: The Snack Machine
Living Among Them: Observing the South Siders in their Natural Habitat [Introduction] Many residing on the North side of campus are curious about the life of those living on the other side – the South Side or “the Dark Side” and many NorthSiders vow never to make the switch. I, however, being a brave NorthSider … Continue reading Living Among Them: Observing the South Siders in their Natural Habitat
Sometimes God blesses us with clear answers to our questions. God grants direct answers because He alone foresees the trials ahead. Humanity is fickle minded. God knows this. He made us. However, God predicts our unpredictable behavior. He plans for it. God gives us clear answers so that when trials hit and chaos unfolds, we … Continue reading Hello Hurricane
Sometimes things go wrong. Sometimes things fall through or fizzle into nothing. A big opportunity lost. All that excitement, all that anticipation, stopped cold. Life is full of twists and turns which sometimes leave us broken, hurt. We get the raw end of the deal, the smaller part of the wishbone, the short stick. At … Continue reading Only Human
A professor once made a comment on Heaven; a comment which has lingered in my mind long since its utterance. It’s absurd, he explained, how some people can believe their deceased family members are looking down on them from Heaven. Souls in Heaven are happy! Why would they look back on earth? In their Savior’s … Continue reading A Penny for my Thoughts.
I recently finished reading the famed Harry Potter series. Some will gasp or double-take. Others might have a sore opinion of me, finding that I succumbed to reading the “heathen” books. ((I jokingly referenced them as the “heathen” books while reading the series)). In fact, some friends who have compared my reading the books to … Continue reading Thoughts on Harry Potter.