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?”

Submission Guidelines (Jordan Journal)

As some of you know, my mom and I co-edit a bimonthly literary journal… Jordan Journal is pleased to release submission guidelines for our upcoming issue, “Linger.” Please send your poetry and photography submissions (including a brief bio) to jordanjournalcollective@gmail.com by June 17. Theme Guidelines: “Wait continually for your God.” ~Hosea Our fast-paced world isContinue reading “Submission Guidelines (Jordan Journal)”

God isn’t a Literacy Coach

“God isn’t a literacy coach.”That’s the message I heard from my mom one afternoon during college while we were talking on the phone. I was pacing around outside the public library, and talking about how I sometimes (make that often) had trouble reading the Bible.  Opening it was a scary thing for me, because ofContinue reading “God isn’t a Literacy Coach”

There is No Contest

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5 What does it mean to “overcome” here?  For me, it brings up images of a struggle between light and darkness, which rubs against my understanding. I mean, I get that there’s definitely spiritual warfare in the world, but there’s alsoContinue reading “There is No Contest”