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.
A man sits outside the coffee shop. He often does. Last time I saw him, I bought him a muffin and a water, but now I am on my way out. I politely say hello and ask him if he needs anything. He shakes his head and tells me he’s fine. He wears the same … Continue reading When I was Hungry.
Not a huge fan of metal music. However, when a friend invited me to a downtown concert, I became an unwitting attendant of a Christian Metal Concert. I, personally, have never been a fan of people screaming in my ears. Not my thing. However, one band during the concert grabbed my attention. The band’s name … Continue reading A Metallic Message
[Re-posted from Evangel Blog] Classes are in full swing. Schedules are quickly filled. Time seems to flee like the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland screaming, “I’m late for an important date!” The homework pile grows and classes seem overwhelming. However, I find it helpful in the midst of a busy schedule to focus on … Continue reading Safe? Who Said Anything About Safe?
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.