Spiritual Pressure.

I originally wrote this on September 22, 2013. Almost two years later, I feel these words resonate so deeply with me still. May it bless you on your journey. Someone once told me to rejoice in spiritual oppression because feeling opposition from evil means you’re doing something that Satan doesn’t like. That sounds like a nice rhetoric, yet […]

Something New.

  See, I am doing a new thing!     Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness     and streams in the wasteland. – Isaiah 43:19 (NIV) My “Summer in the South” has ended and I am forever grateful for my time in North Carolina. I am grateful […]

My Summer in the South: Fireflies and an Aching Heart.

“When I study and understand my life story, I can then join God as a coauthor. I don’t have to settle for merely being a reader of my life; God calls me to be a writer of my future.” – Dan. B Allender, To Be Told I’m spending my summer in the south! … Well, technically I’m […]

The Voices We Hear.

“And I know that I can survive. I will walk through fire to save my life. And I want it, I want my life so bad, I’m doing everything I can. You did not break me, I’m still fighting for peace.” – Sia, Elastic Heart I am surprised at how often I hear the voice of the […]

An Invitation into the Wilderness.

This post was originally written for my graduate school, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, about being in the wilderness. It was a blessing to write and an honor to receive some of the feedback from readers, so I decided to post it here as well. To read the original post, click here. Over the […]

Psalm 32 :: A Change of Heart.

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;     I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” – Psalm 32:8 Wounds have affected a dear friendship of mine. I had inflicted these wounds and they were inflicted on me. There is nothing more tragic than a friendship tearing apart, […]

6 Months Ago…

I’ve kept a prayer journal since high school, which means I’ve been able to chronicle the past 10+ years in writing. I’ve done a pretty good job at documenting everything, too. From break-ups and disappointments, new jobs and resignations, moves, lament, and praises, I’ve covered it all. Praying/writing about the heartbreak, the loss, and the joy throughout my days and weeks […]

Day #1 of Grad School – Chaos in Overdrive!

So far, grad school is like this: hjlbev;ksjbn;wsjk W:djvbXJAD BV:”OXWBL;DLWB V:UHev None of it makes sense. Words are spoken that have no meaning. Reading material just seems like ineligible hieroglyphics of nonsense. It’s chaos, it’s disruptive, but it’s transformative. It’s been one day and I’m already begging for more. Call me an educational masochist or call me crazy, […]

The Seattle School Application Essay – I Got In!

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Nothing causes more anxiety than this single question. It’s not a lack of ambition, focus or ability and I don’t suffer from prolonged adolescence or a case of Peter Pan Syndrome. On the contrary, my adulthood is completely in tact. I have a steady job, […]