Staring Selfishness in the Face

It’s easy to be selfish.  It’s human nature to only think about what we want when we want it, and how to get what we want… Or how we feel about what we want, or what we think we deserve.  We are born into this world believing that the world revolves around me, myself, and I.  Our automaticContinue reading “Staring Selfishness in the Face”

If God is Good

If God is good, why is there suffering and pain in the world? Not to intentionally nose-dive deep into theological philosophies, but I believe there’s a balance between God’s sovereignty and the free will he has given to mankind.  Does God give mankind the freedom to choose their eternal destinies? Yes.  But at the sameContinue reading “If God is Good”

To a Politically-Torn World

In the past year, it seems like the world has become more polarized with itself. Even within families, differences have spread into insurmountable gaps that seem impossible to cross. Whether it’s discourse over the COVID-vaccine, the 2020 political election, the attack of the Capital, racial justice, climate change, or any other number of “hot topics”, it seemsContinue reading “To a Politically-Torn World”

A Box of Chocolates

Love is in the air. Flowers and chocolates are being sold in every store and dinner reservations can be hard to come by. It’s almost Valentine’s Day – love it or hate it. Half a product of marketing (maybe more than half), and the other part a day where people express their feelings for eachContinue reading “A Box of Chocolates”

Choosing Redemption

I don’t think it is wrong to assume many people dream about receiving a proposal of marriage. In our day and time, it’s culturally normal for the man (and sometimes woman like Monica to Chandler in Friends), to get down on one knee and ask the person they have all the feelings for to spendContinue reading “Choosing Redemption”

The Story Behind Silent Night

I love singing Christmas songs. Some have gotten old, some have become annoying yet I still find myself humming, “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas,” while doing the dishes, and some are enchanting like the hymn Silent Night. The text below comes from the third stanza and has been sung to celebrate the birth ofContinue reading “The Story Behind Silent Night”

Once Upon a Time

When I was a child, I loved stories regarding princes, princesses, heroes and villains facing off in the ultimate battle of good vs. evil. I wanted to be a princess, a queen even, and have a kingdom all to myself. It seemed like a fantastic idea to have people – my people – look upContinue reading “Once Upon a Time”