Fighting When There’s Nothing Left.

This post was originally published for The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. You can view the original post here. “When the people we love or with whom we have a deep connection stop caring, stop paying attention, stop investing, and stop fighting for the relationship, trust begins to slip away and hurt starts seeping in.” […]

A Lost Relationship and Grief.

  “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 I let go of many things moving to Seattle almost a year ago. I said, “Goodbye,” to many friendships, severing ties with some people, fully knowing I would never see many of them again. I maintained the important relationships […]

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, […]

Shame and Grief.

I find myself staring down the barrel of a loaded gun. I’ve spent my whole adult life distracting myself from the grief I feel over a part of me that I have never allowed myself to fully name or know. Whenever I began to put words around this desire — to name this bit of me that has been repressed and […]

Giving Glory.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. – Matthew 5:16 (ESV) I’ve been on Christmas Break for the past two weeks, which has given me a lot of time to sit around and process my first […]

The Slow Work of God

Prayer of Teilhard de Chardin Patient Trust Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the […]

The Seattle School – Group Interview

Preparing for my interview at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology was like preparing for an ambiguous pop quiz. Admissions explained the general idea, that the group interview was more like a discussion, but grad schools are notorious for catching students off guard, exposing weakness, and pointing out inadequacy. Trusting my Admissions Counselor was not an easy […]

I’m No Writer

I am, by no means, a writer. While I consume a sliver of cyberspace with this here blog, and have co-authored some projects, I barely consider myself a blogger, certainly not a writer. I just love to write. Writing allows me to externally process my life. Most of the things I write are chicken scratched thoughts […]

Crossroads and Control

My life has been uncontrollably chaotic in the past few weeks and I haven’t had a chance to catch my breath, let alone sit down and write about this chaos. In fact, as my days increase in busy work and decrease with meaning, writing is the last thing on my mind and I find my […]

Vocation.

I’ve learned a lot about my personality and how I make my decisions. By birth order, I’m the “Eldest Child”. I have an older sister who’s eight years my senior, but if you’ve done any research into birth order and personality, you’ll be know the age difference nullifies my being the middle kid. Since I’m […]