The World Isn’t as Bad as You Think .001

School has started and I’m venturing into another four month stretch of study. Normally I’m all wrapped up in the newness, squinting at the blank slate with so many plans of how to fill it. This year, though, I’m strangely indifferent. I’m in a bit of a “been here, done that” mental state and excelling…

Steps

Seven years ago, a very normal incident sparked a series of events that threw me into one of the craziest, richest journeys I’ve ever walked and blew the dust off of a faith that was beginning to grow stale. I met one of my best friends while walking home from school one day. I didn’t…

Autonomy

I’m trying to think of what has been on my mind in all the leftover space. To be honest, I haven’t been hashing through any grand or lofty issues. Sometimes I just get very quiet and contemplative and content with the present moment. That has been happening a lot lately. I’ve just been appreciating life…

Journalling, Special Tea, and Sacred Spaces

There has been an idea growing in my mind lately that threads in and out of my normal thoughts. Last night it surfaced again and I couldn’t file it away, so I decided that it was time that I make it happen. Before university I was a coffee lover. I still am a coffee lover….

Hollow {Or: Silence. Part 2}

My life is a constant rhythm of one step foreword, three steps back. Or so it feels. I’m usually spinning in ten different directions in my mind, dissecting thoughts, analyzing everything, noticing details. It’s normally a pretty crazy place in there and I’m juggling all the ideas and words in a valiant attempt to shuffle…

Silence and a Hymn

Sometimes you just need a quiet space and a way to worship. To be honest, I’ve been walking through one of those periods of spiritual quiet for some time, now. I’ve been straining to hear, craning my neck to see, but nothing comes. I’ve kept my eyes and ears open, waiting for a glimpse or…

There Are More Questions Than "Why"

For the past few months I have been running up a huge learning curve. Actually, it isn’t even a curve. It has just been a straight line pointing “up” and it doesn’t show signs of sloping downward any time soon. However, I feel as though I’ve hashed through enough lately that I’m gaining some kind…

So, Who Will You Be?

It’s university and I’m eighteen years old and attempting to construct some plan my future, but I’m caught in a tension. The dilemma is whether I should do what I want to do, what I think I should do, or if there is any difference at all between those two questions. I say that I…

On Community and Why I Love Story

I haven’t written here for a while. It isn’t for lack of wanting to, but sometimes there are more intense seasons we walk through in life that require rest and recuperation after we experience them. As much as I hate to admit it, I have limitations and seasons of rest are just as important as…