Grief is complicated, heart-wrenching, and if not tamed, grief can be all consuming. My grandmother passed away on January 15th, 2013 – the day before my birthday. She lived to be 101 years old, and she was the godliest woman I have ever met in my entire life. My pastor prayed over me, asking God … Continue reading Unspoken Grief
To start off the New Year, my church decided to make a commitment to fast as a community from January 7th through the 27th. One of the fasting options was the Daniel Fast. Personally, I have never made a commitment to “fast” food. I’ve never seen the benefit of depriving myself of food for spiritual … Continue reading The Daniel Fast
I spent Labor Day Weekend in Texas this year. Friday morning I stopped at Starbucks and used my free drink coupon to “buy” a venti quad shot white mocha, hopped back in my car, and drove eight hours. My main motivation for my Texas excursion was Anime Fest. Back in December, Dara and I reserved … Continue reading A Weekend Without Labor ((Almost))
Not blogging is bad. Not blogging for almost a month is inexcusable. Hi, nice to meet you. My name is inexcusable. This past month my schedule was consumed with job hunting and post-SOM recovery. After three weeks of hunting, I received a job offer from Starbucks and have spent the last two weeks in job-training. … Continue reading Oops.
Today Starbucks had “Free Friday Refreshers.” From noon to three the Starbucks company gave away tall Cool Lime and Very Berry Hibiscus Refreshers. To me, free drinks sounds like a good day, especially for a college student without a job. At fifteen minutes to twelve, Josiah and I hopped in the car and started our … Continue reading A Refreshing Summer Day.
Every June something magical happens. An entire world is created with a unique culture. Kids are indoctrinated into this culture through the singing of songs and the shouting of battle cries. After surviving a week in the wilderness, the children are given a blue bead and officially declared Missionary Kids. For one month out of … Continue reading The World is Full of Magic Things
I enjoyed spending the past week down in Texas with my family. My nephew and niece wake up crazy early! At first, I had trouble adjusting. I slept on the couch which is in the center of the living room, and everything happens in the living room. Interestingly enough, I found myself adapting to their schedule. … Continue reading A Week in Texas
BufferWe saw three generations of Flash cosplayers and a number of other awesome costumes. Patrick Stewart, Adam West, Kevin Conroy, Peter Mayhew, Dave Prowse and a number of other famous people were at the convention. We didn’t have a chance to attend any of the Q&As or other events. Most signatures and photo ops cost … Continue reading Dallas Comic Con 2012
My heart beats against my rib cage, relentlessly fraying my nerves. I can hear pounding footsteps outside the classroom door. Another human falls. Clutching my nerf gun tightly to my chest, I take a deep breath. I push open the door open make a run for it, surviving another day. During the past two weeks … Continue reading Keep Calm and Kill Zombies
Midterms. A word which breathes sheer terror into the hearts of college students everywhere. Freshmen discover the library for the first time. Upperclassmen spend hours within study rooms, relentlessly cramming information into their heads. Midterm week is crazy. If anything on this earth becomes responsible for initiating the Zombie Apocalypse, it will be college midterms. Midterms, like … Continue reading Zombie Apocalypse.