destined for greatness

Just a reminder: You don’t have to have a great audience to do great things. Being destined for greatness doesn’t always mean you’ll stand before many. It does always mean you’ll make the right impact, right where it matters.   Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, … More destined for greatness

no need to grow

Have you ever found yourself to have grown in a virtue? Maybe in a disagreement, you found that you were more patient or gracious with the other party than you would have been a year ago. Maybe you’re more generous in your financial giving than you were six months ago. Or you were more kind … More no need to grow

why legalism sucks

“Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations—“Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,” which all concern things which perish with the using—according to the commandments and doctrines of men? These things indeed have an … More why legalism sucks

my new body!

i wanted to post an update to the blog post about looking for a church home. i found it! 🙂 it’s not a “perfect church,” and i dont think there is such thing as one on this side of heaven. there are things i don’t like, but i truly believe it offers just what i … More my new body!

loving through hurt

“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” ephesians 5:1-2 i’ve recently had an experience that lead to a lot of hurt. i was sorely misunderstood by multiple individuals, … More loving through hurt

polar responses

the gospel = you’re really messed up…but there’s a way out of your mess. the nature of the gospel tends to cause one of two reactions in people: the hearer becomes offended at being informed, “you’re really messed up.” the hearer is drawn and compelled to seek the way out of his/her mess. there are … More polar responses

in your courts

i can see your hands when i close my eyes. i can see your hands and they mean so much to me. you are close, so close and you only draw me nearer. i am drawn to you; i approach. i cannot see your face, but i know your Image. i have met you a … More in your courts

dopeness

i’m about to go to bed, but i just wanted to spit off some thoughts. it’s crazy how quickly time flies. i’m 26 now, which i sometimes forget. you always know that you will age, but it’s somehow still a shock when it happens to you. i know, i know, i’m still young. i start my first solo ESL class tomorrow, and … More dopeness

the sin-bearing servant

Isaiah 53  1 Who has believed our report?       And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?        2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,       And as a root out of dry ground.       He has no form or comeliness;       And when we see Him,       There is no beauty … More the sin-bearing servant