"Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." -Mark 6:31 Do you ever feel like you're just going and going and going without any time to just sit for a while? Does your mind get overwhelmed with project deadlines, remembering birthdays, and trying to figure out what to cook for … Continue reading A Journey Through Mark-Chapter 6
The demon-possessed man has always been one of those stories that didn't sit well with me. I always seem to find myself asking, "Did the people in the nearby town know that he was possessed when he was chained up? Or were they just responding to something they didn't understand?" Upon reading this passage for … Continue reading A Journey Through Mark-Chapter 5
Focus: Mark 4:1-9 Mark's Gospel gives us a number of parables about seeds and growth that seem pretty straightforward at first. The seed is the message of the Gospel, the earth is the recipient of the message. When I have read these parables in the past, I have focused a lot on the seed being … Continue reading A Journey Through Mark-Chapter 4
I was reading Matthew 25:31-46 where Jesus is giving the talk about, "Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me," and on the opposite side, "Whatever you did not do for the least of these, you did not do for me." (Mt 25:40, 45) In this scripture, Jesus equates those who … Continue reading A COVID Response
I've been a bit quiet over the past few months which hasn't really been ideal for the consistent writing goal that I set for this blog when I originally began. This summer has been jam-packed with moves, new church job, transferring of ministry applications, marriage, a new puppy, and a lot more that you can … Continue reading A New Year… School Year
Recently on Facebook, I was asked a question about what the mission of this blog is and I realized that I only had a basic idea of what that is. I took the past week and decided to plan out a bit more of what I would like to accomplish through these platforms. Here are … Continue reading What is This All About?
My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your word. -Psalm 119:28 I need to make a confession. I have been having a tough time understanding my role here in Columbus for a month or so. There have been many blessings that have happened since I have been here but at times … Continue reading A Confession
Hey Readers! I apologize for being absent over the last few months. A LOT has happened in my life and things got really busy so some non-essential things got pushed to the back-burner of life. So, here is the life update for the past four or so months. I finished my second semester at Phillips … Continue reading Life Update!
Every year we go through the same ritual of making promises either fully or halfheartedly about our dreams and aspirations for the new year. Every year, for me, it partially happens. I stick to one resolution about my life for a few months but then life happens and I completely forget what those resolutions were. … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution 2019: Just Be
In my Theological Conversations class, we are reading the book Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer. We're in the final chapter of the book entitled "Seasons" and this chapter is split up into the four seasons with a subtitle for each one. I was really happy about starting this chapter because I'm teaching my Music … Continue reading The Goodness of Our Lives