Of Dreams and Diamonds

Empty pages, broken dreams, charred remains, tearing seams… These are the days left forgotten, or hoped to be forgotten, but they break into our present expanse and mar our tranquil days. Just a whisper, a look, or a familiar smell brings up buried wounds, causing them to swell and burst as we cry again for…

Ready, Set, Ready

This road has not been kind. Innocence was stripped from body and mind. The world crept in and robbed me blind. But it’s not as though I couldn’t hear it coming; as subtle as an elephant in the room, running; pounding at my heart, drawing me into the dark and I gave in from the…

YOLO? Um, No.

YOLO; hello, goodbye… Life is short; we live, we die. There is nothing more than death and taxes; the results of our toil being ulcers and caskets. Seriously? What a life to lead… But is that life; to simply satisfy our simple needs? Maybe we are being sold a lie: you only live once. Let’s…

God’s Design… The Greatest Sign

The world spends its time looking for signs and I confess I fall into the trap where I think that God should show me some glimpse into eternity, and every little thing that happens to me suddenly becomes a marvelous mystery yet to be revealed. But I have become like those in Jesus’ time, discontent…

Turn the World Upside-Down

The trumpeters and singers were as one, making one sound to be heard in praise and thanksgiving to the LORD. They lifted up their voices with the trumpets, cymbals, and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, “For He is good, for His mercy endures for ever.” It was then that the house was…

Remembrance is Mandatory

It seems that everywhere I go, I have been constantly reminded of this one word, remember. Every day, I have some assignment to be doing or some activity that I have to get to, yet remembering those things does not get remember out of my head… there is something else I have been missing. A…

I Didn’t Go to Church Today

Let’s be clear, I am not a heathen, atheist, agnostic, or any other “negative” name that you can think of; I just didn’t go to church today. Many people had a good excuse not to go to church today. We all want to go to heaven, but it would stink to stand before God and…

Don’t Pat Yourself on the Back

Everyone has had one of those days when nothing seems to be going right; you forget to bring lunch, forget that meeting, forget about that quiz, or you just totally mess up. As for me, I have definitely had those days; quite a few of them, actually. Often, I have those bad days right after…

Are You Ready to Pray?

Every night, from between 10 and 12pm, I get a phone call from my dad. I answer the phone and sometimes he asks, “How was your day?” or “How did your stupid class go?” But when I have answered all questions like that, he then asks me, “Are you ready to pray?” To which I…