Perfect in Weakness (2 Cor. 12:9)

I am inadequate. Praise God! This beautiful truth came as such a relief to me as I was out in the garden, thinking (read: worrying) about the upcoming school year. As excited as I am to begin work as a library tech in a brand new school, I have been freaking out about beginning theContinue reading “Perfect in Weakness (2 Cor. 12:9)”

The Value Game (and other lies I’ve told myself)

I’ve established a mental hierarchy based on relationship status. In some part of my mind, I believe that, the deeper I go in a relationship, the more valuable I become. Like value is being incrementally poured into me when I find out someone likes me, wants to date me or be my boyfriend. Conversely, if I’m not dating anyone, it is because I am less valuable—less valuable than others who are dating people. Less valuable than I myself would be, if only I were in a relationship…

Submission Guidelines (Christian Literary Review)

“Peace on earth” (Submission Guidelines) Remember with us, those who were shot down in their synagogue last Saturday. Reflect with us on the pain that hatred brings. Learn with us how to cry out as the Psalmist did: “We fall crushed to the ground; we lie defeated in the dust. Come to our aid! BecauseContinue reading “Submission Guidelines (Christian Literary Review)”

Are you going to eat that?

For me, practicing self-control with food is a lot harder when the food is right in front of me. Sure I may have the ingredients for cookies scattered throughout my pantry, but avoiding the food processor is a lot easier than turning up my nose to a Danish sample at the grocery store. It’s aContinue reading “Are you going to eat that?”

This is My Body

For a long time, Communion has been something that freaks me out a little. It happens at regular intervals within the Gentile church experience, and it scares me mostly because of how somberly I usually see it performed. Typically, I hear lots of emphasis on the need to have a right heart before God. OneContinue reading “This is My Body”

Truths and Lullabies (Poetry Book Review)

A few weeks ago, new poet Ashley Marie did a chapbook giveaway to the first ten commenters on her Instagram post. I nabbed one of those copies, and have enjoyed reading through it. Ashley and I attended college together at Biola University, and she’s begun publishing her work, as of late. Ashley Marie’s collection, TruthsContinue reading “Truths and Lullabies (Poetry Book Review)”

A Pocketful of Hope…

I’ve been a fan of Robin Jones Gunn’s books since I read the Christy Miller series in high school. In college, I was ecstatic to learn that she, too, attended Biola University. Then, with my Mom’s encouragement, I reached out to Robin for an interview this past summer (the completed article, praise the Lord 😊, is slated forContinue reading “A Pocketful of Hope…”

Real Life, Fictional Quote (Maybe)

A few weeks ago, I posted about the awesome things God was doing in my life. Immediately following my first break-up, He gave me flowers and a ring. Talk about romantic (not to mention miraculous)! Since then, I’ve spent a lot of time enjoying Hosea, and while I won’t go into detail here, allow me to mention thatContinue reading “Real Life, Fictional Quote (Maybe)”