Compassion

I’ve been thinking a lot about compassion recently. Mostly, how at times in our culture we have almost treated compassion for others as a weakness. I believe that God has created humans to have love and compassion for others. I definitely believe that for some, compassion is a gift, while for others it is a…

New Year Silence

Hello, its been a little while. I hope you are well. I hope you are finding joy in the little everyday things. I know I am, at least today. Sometimes its difficult amidst the hustle and bustle to find time for stillness, silence, and God’s word. I try to make time daily, but that does…

Fear

Fear is a funny thing. It can stop someone short, or it can be embraced and worked through. Everyone handles and approaches fears differently. I handle fear differently depending on the situation. What am I afraid of? I am afraid of being alone. I do not like being alone for long periods of time. I…

Rise up

I have stage fright. Most people don’t know this about me. I absolutely hate getting in front of people and speaking or singing. It has never really been something I’ve been comfortable doing. It takes people by surprise when I tell them this. But let me tell you, just because a person is outgoing and…

Bee’s Knees

Do you ever just sit back and watch nature? This morning I’ve had the rare privilege of just sitting in my front porch enjoying the wind and the warm sunshine, nothing else too pressing going on. And even though I am in the middle of the city, I can still hear the sounds of the…

To Mary:

Dear Mary, When I felt someone grab my arm and tug me backwards, you didn’t realize, but I was getting ready to punch you. But then I saw the earnest look of nervousness on your face. When I went to Walmart with Theresa, I was expecting to navigate aisles and people to get the needed groceries…

New Semesters lead to New Growth

Once again it is time for a new semester, a new school year, a new season of learning. I am exited and dreading this semester, I have decided to take 15 class hours while still working 28-34 hours a week at work. I’m not sure what I’m getting myself into, but I am excited about…

Like a Child

Greetings, This summer I have had lots of time for growing, in maturity as well as spiritually. I was able to attend a 5 day camp with the children at my church. We, along with other Baptist churches from the area attended kids camp at Camp Copass up in Denton. It was definitely a week…

God is not your best friend.

Perhaps this seems a radical and a mean statement. But this bold statement is one that I wholeheartedly believe to be true. God is not our best friend. He doesn’t want to be our best friend. He wants to be our Lord. I’m sure you are asking “What does that even mean? Isn’t that the…

New Year Reflections

Happy New Year! It has been a while since I’ve posted. But I am back now! Life has definitely kept me busy. Between work, class, papers, friends, travel, I have been pretty busy, plus I just haven’t known what to write. But I know now. I don’t know your family traditions, but for me, every…