I Forgive You

Sometimes, I cry, because it hurts so much. Though I still love, it hurts, because my love was rejected. In that moment, I intimately understood the love of my Savior for me and all of His creation, yet it didn’t hit me until today that I struggle with forgiveness. I was hurt, and I committed…

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…

You Have Not Yet Resisted to the Point of Shedding Your Blood

A long time ago, I received a Christian character award in basketball. But I didn’t feel worthy to receive it, because I knew myself. Sure, in practice and games, I tried to do my best for Jesus and be an example to the other girls. But when I was by myself, my actions and thoughts…

Never Been Kissed

I’ve never been kissed, but don’t feel sorry for me. Seriously, don’t. There are times in my life when I have longed for romantic relationship; to have someone to pour my heart out to and be the “someone” to pour their heart out to, and to have a hand to hold and someone to be…

The Light of History

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it… Whether that is their own history or someone else’s. I have read the histories of nations that were torn apart by sectarian conflicts based only on theology and pride. I have seen sins thrive as hereditary diseases, spreading from one generation to the next, even when…

Wait on the Lord

I am a very impatient person, and it really shows when I interact closely with someone who is a little slower than me. My impatience also rears its ugly head whenever I complain about my current state of existence. There are many times when I have called out to God, asking Him why this or…

Two-Hundred and Thirty-Eight

“Two-Hundred and Thirty-Eight,” the title of this post, is not the number of times I have lost something, nor is it my family’s ages combined. It is not what I had to pay for my first speeding ticket, nor is it the number of days I have gone without doing something. It just so happens…

Unplugged and Present

What if we took the time to ask, listen, and be present, without feeling the need to rush off to something or someone else? We live in a world of immediate gratification: next-day shipping, fast food, lightning internet, the fast lane… If we buy something that is built to improve our lives, it most often…

You, with the Sad Eyes

  You look tired. When was the last time you slept for a full, eight hours? You look like you eat enough, but your eyes say different. You fill your life with simple things, like what you can touch, taste, and see; yet nothing seems to fill the void I see in your eyes. Sadness sits…

She was Ready

For most people, the thought, “Today, is the day I’m going to die,” never crosses their mind. They wake up, do their job, go to school, or do whatever their routine is, and then they go to sleep, and repeat. Even if someone plans to take their own life on a certain day, or they…