I had two concussions this past year as a result of playing football, and if I’m being honest they have left me in a lot of pain. Not so much physically, although they brought headaches and pressure to my head, but more so mentally and emotionally. I’ve never had any diagnosed concussions until this year, […]Read more "Healthy"
A couple of weeks ago I was sitting in class and we were watching a debate between an atheist and a theologian. Both of them were brilliant, absolutely brilliant men, with Doctorate degrees, and the debate was very interesting, with both sides presenting conflicting but still intertwining points. What I mean is that science and […]Read more "Homesick"
I turned twenty-three last weekend, and the days leading up to it I couldn’t help but reflect on the previous year. Year twenty-two was full of so much growth. Growth within myself and how I see myself; growth in relationship with people; and mostly (most importantly) growth with our Father and how I perceive Him […]Read more "Twenty-three"
Blessings on blessings on blessings and lessons. 4. LISTENING– What a gift this is to have. To be able to listen to someone speak, or my favorite song (or any song, really) being played through my earbuds, or even simpler and quieter sounds of waterfalls or the wind outside while I’m falling asleep. It’s such […]Read more "No I’m Not Lucky, I’m Blessed (pt. 2)"
So I was at work a couple of weeks ago and I was trimming and pruning some of the pine trees around the yard and as I was in the midst of it I couldn't help but think to myself, "You know, these aren't actually that bad. I don't know why I have to trim […]Read more "Pruning Season"
I wrote the outline of this message on an index card a couple of years ago intending to one day write a sermon on it, and someday I will, but for now I want you to hear it in this moment. No matter what struggle you are coming up against or what pain you are […]Read more "Peaks and Valleys"
So, I went to the dentist yesterday for some teeth cleaning. And it hurt..really bad. You might think I’m being dramatic, but I’ve gone through years of braces, teeth pulls, cavities, and lip numbing so I know pain from the dentist, and I really don’t think any of those things hurt as bad as today […]Read more "Deep Cleaning"