Test Driving Love

A couple weeks ago, my alternator went out on my car. After towing it home, my dad and I were able to get the new alternator installed and it runs fine now. But my car has just over 194,000 miles on it, so, over holiday, I’ve been doing a lot of car hunting. I have…

Jesus, You are My Validation

I received a copy of “The Greatest Showman” for Christmas, which I had not seen since it was in theaters. Though I remember what happened, there is something that struck me about the storyline more than it did before: the insatiable desire of the showman to receive validation. He had done incredible things that no…

The Game of Adulting

Being an adult is hard. We have to make big decisions, and not just once or twice, but on a daily basis. Even little decisions multiply into big decisions, but it’s hard to realize that in the present. There are not too many children who have the capacity to understand the reach of their decisions,…

The End-All-Be-All of Life

If you are broken, let me cry with you. If you are over the moon, let me rejoice with you. No matter how you feel, don’t let any emotion have solitary dominion over you. You are not meant to be alone. I pray that God would give you true friends in this life who you…

Bloody Taxes

Last night, I learned about the coldest inhabited town in the world, Oymyakon, Siberia. The road that must be taken to reach that town is called “The Road of Bones,” because those who died in the harsh conditions while building it were made to be part of the road. It was commissioned by Joseph Stalin…

Poor Mirrors

I’ve seen those eyes thousands of times before. There are times when they have looked straight through me, refusing to see the real me, and there are times when they have seen the real me, but it’s not what I wish they would have seen. Those eyes are my eyes; me reflection look back at…

A Prayer in the Dark

Oh, how this world needs You, Jesus! There are so many hearts that writhe in darkness. They are enslaved to sin, and it destroys them as well as those they come in contact with. They appear to be alive, and even normal, but You see that they have given up in the war for their…

Sin is not the Answer

I don’t have all the answers and there are a lot of things I am not too sure about, but I know a few things. I know that God knew I would struggle with certain sins before I even had the opportunity to think one evil thought. He knew, because He is God. I also…

When You Want to Give Up

Part of being an adult (or being human) means that hard times will come and difficult decisions must be made. The temptation to give up is great, but most people deem the cost of giving up to be too high. So, instead, they give up by giving into other temptations; other things that promise them…

The Groom Who Gave His Life to Love His Bride

You felt like you were buried in a city underground; All broken bits and pieces of the past. And somewhere she was searching on the surface of the mound. She was digging for a treasure that would last. Now she’s giving you her heart, For the love of God, in the name of Jesus; The…