For the Perfectionists

You're worth more than the sum _______of your parts. Your value's established _______and firm. You're not _______a grade _______a job _______a diagnosis _______a gender _______a name _______a choice _______a failure _______a success-- You. are. you. There are no other yous in this _______whole wide world, nor have there ever been. You are invaluable _______precious _______dear. … Continue reading For the Perfectionists

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 11

Wow, we're already eleven chapters in!  If you need them, you can find previous chapters here.  Are you ready to find out who Lev really is?  Then read this chapter 🙂 A dream awakens me, though its memory is already blurry.  My neck twinges when I sit up.  I blink at the room around me. … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 11

Here’s to Unusual Names

It's amazing how frequently people mess up your name when your name is Bethany.  They either think you said "Stephanie," or when they read it they only see the "B" and the "any" and assume you're Brittany.  Never has this occurred more frequently than at work when I answer the phones.  I enunciate as clearly … Continue reading Here’s to Unusual Names

Identity: Image-bearers of God–An Introduction

For quite a while now, identity has been near the forefront of my mind.  As I've been learning more about who I am in God and who He says we are, the desire to put it in writing and share with others has grown.  Consequently, I finally began to write what is tentatively called: "Identity: … Continue reading Identity: Image-bearers of God–An Introduction

Being Versus Doing

    "It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me." ~Batman, Batman Begins The above quote is from a scene in Batman Begins, in which Rachel, the childhood friend of Bruce Wayne, does not yet know that he (spoiler alert) is Batman.  She asks him, as Batman, to tell her his … Continue reading Being Versus Doing


Who am I? This question begins to haunt us in about junior high, and continues to plague us for a while after that.  The answers--or lack thereof--determine what path we follow after high school, what we do with our time, who we associate with.  In a large part, our answers to this question become more … Continue reading Identity

Who I Am

"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."  ~2 Corinthians 10:5 I recently became a leader in the youth ministry at my new church.  After each mid-week gathering, we have a leader meeting around a firepit … Continue reading Who I Am