I wouldn't be joking if I said 2020 was a very difficult year. I also would be honest, I think, in saying that 2020 was a year most of us did not see coming. Like the title of this post suggests, 2020 seemed a decade long at times, and yet, over the past few days, … Continue reading 2020: The Year that Seemed a Decade
During 2020, one of the passages from the Bible that has really stuck with me from the beginning has been John 14-18, which is part of Jesus' last few hours with His disciples before His crucifixion. Many verses from this passage have been quoted across the centuries, especially as they speak about peace, which is something that has been sought for by humanity since the Fall of mankind.
Yeah, you probably know where this is going. Or at least, have a few educated guesses. I'll be honest. 2020 has not been the worst year of my life. (For those interested, that was 2017, but that's its own story.) But 2020 hasn't been the greatest either. Some say that these problems came out of … Continue reading Thoughts on 2020 (So Far…)
If you had told me back in February or any time prior that no one would be in church on Easter Sunday, I probably would have thought it was a joke. And yet here we are, most of us under self-isolation restrictions, having to spend many of our Sundays watching a live-streamed church service. As … Continue reading COVID-19 and Resurrection Sunday
In case you're wondering, this is tied to my previous post, HOPE and COVID-19. Since that time, the lock-down has been extended to April 30th. Myself and many others have learned (or are still learning) to adjust to doing online classes for everything. My dance competitions have been cancelled. My youth rally was cancelled. My friends' … Continue reading COVID-19 — Lessons Learned
About a week ago, my state had its first corona virus case confirmed. A week later, pretty much everything is closed down and everyone's lives are, in essence, cancelled. It took awhile to sink in, but by last Friday night, I was at the point of losing it. Not just because one or two things … Continue reading HOPE and COVID-19
If you're reading this, I'm already surprised. Why? Because most people will probably a) not read because they're afraid I might get explicit because of the title, b) don't want to be preached at, c) already think they know what I'm going to say and not read it anyway. However, if you are reading this, … Continue reading Why Christians Should Not Read Smut
As a Christian, I get confronted with this question a lot. And not just by other people, but also by myself. Life is hard, okay? Not just as a Christian, but as anyone living in the broken world we live in, life is hard. For some, it's harder than most. And when bad things happen, … Continue reading Is God Good?
(Sorry for the absence; life got crazy the last couple weekends.) This past weekend, I competed in a music and Irish dance competition. It was my first time ever competing in Irish penny whistle and voice and dancing in novice level. The music competition, well... I was the only one competing in the categories … Continue reading Other Peoples’ Opinions vs. You
Warning, this is a long post... What is purpose? The dictionary defines purpose as the following: purpose [ pur-puhs ] noun the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc. an intended or desired result; end; aim; goal. determination; resoluteness. verb (used with object), pur·posed, pur·pos·ing. to set as an aim, intention, or goal … Continue reading Purpose: Finding a Reason Amidst Chaos