I've never quite been one for resolutions, but I do have a few goals in mind for 2018, all with an underlying theme: simplifying. I began a devotional at the end of December on my YouVersion bible app called "Simplify" that takes a Christian approach to making every aspect of life easier. When it comes … Continue reading Simple.
I'm not complaining about that aspect, my issue is with a broken system that puts no responsibility on some individuals and all of it on others, and something has got to give.
It's important to read your bible daily, yes. You should attend church regularly, you should serve your community, you should "be a good person," yes, absolutely. But those are all works, and Ephesians 2:8 reminds us that works don't amount to jack if you don't have a personal relationship with God.
you have to be very intentional with the upkeep or, like my old rug, it's going to end up all beat up and raggedy, and you're going to want to toss it out into your garage with the other junk you don't want anymore.
I just finished Netflix's new series, 13 Reasons Why, and I'm feeling inspired but also incredibly saddened. A couple of years ago (May of 2015, to be exact), I witnessed a man attempt suicide. How's that for an opening? The year before, I was depressed and had thoughts of suicide myself. Going even farther back, in 2010, … Continue reading 5 Reasons To Live
I've learned that I need to be more like Ellie. She might get a little impatient with her meals, but she knows I'm going to provide them. She crawls to me when she's hurt because she knows I'll take care of her. She wants nothing more than to be with me simply because she loves me.
Forcing pieces to fit never made a pretty puzzle and relationships, I've found, are the same way.