Must I Choose between Pride or Shame?

The other day over coffee, my best friend and I were talking about our week and I brought up my blog. I told him about how I feel pride and shame are two sides of the same coin, like I wrote about some here. He immediately told me I was right on the money, andContinue reading “Must I Choose between Pride or Shame?”

The Joy of a Photograph

“Look at this photograph. Every time I do, it makes me laugh” ~ Nickelback Imagine a distant and ancient time when cameras were uncommon. They weren’t in everyone’s pocket. They used film rolls of which 24 shots were the normal max storage. Wouldn’t you think twice back then before taking a photo of your lunch?Continue reading “The Joy of a Photograph”

Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 5

Part 4 here To light the way in the darkness, it’s not enough to simply shine a light. I have to leave the security of the mountains to travel through the valley roads where the lost live, where they toil and they die, all the while longing for a rest from suffering. In hopes ofContinue reading “Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 5”

Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 4

See part 3 A City on a Hill I grew up in the very flat floodplains of Louisiana. I didn’t see my first mountain till I was around 24 in the Smokies of Tennessee. My jaw hung open. Imagine then how far my jaw dropped ten years later when I visited the even loftier RockiesContinue reading “Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 4”

Let Us Not Neglect Our Meeting Together: The Pleasure in Gathering with the Church

“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” (Hebrews‬ ‭10:25‬ ‭NLT‬‬) There’s a lot to be said about tradition, ceremony, and formality. A lot of good things. These things bind generation to generation, inspire awe andContinue reading “Let Us Not Neglect Our Meeting Together: The Pleasure in Gathering with the Church”

On Acceptance, pt. 3

See pt. 2 Headaches and the Hospital Stay 2019 did bring me literal headaches: daily ones I’d relieve with ibuprofen. I continued that habit in January of 2020. I should’ve known better as a PA than to overuse that medication, since it interferes with the production of mucus, a layer of which protects the stomachContinue reading “On Acceptance, pt. 3”

On Acceptance, pt. 1

If you’ve read this blog, you’ve seen the term acceptance elsewhere. I’d like to go deeper into its meaning, as well as its connection to the often misunderstood meekness. Come join me on my journey to accept acceptance. A Leap of Faith Every January, our young adult group holds a retreat to a far offContinue reading “On Acceptance, pt. 1”