Post-College Life and Free Fall

My question of the day is: Who is it that spreads this rumor that when you grow up, you'll know what you're supposed to be doing with your life? I'm starting to think whoever they are, they're really, really wrong. When you're young, everyone says, "Graduate high school, go to college, get your degree, and … Continue reading Post-College Life and Free Fall

Words: The Power of Life and Death

Words. Such common things.  We use them all the time, even sometimes when we're asleep.  We have words in abundance, sometimes in an overabundance--yet they are still so valuable. Have you ever thought about what separates great authors from bad ones?  I think part of it comes from the author's ability to manipulate words.  Bad … Continue reading Words: The Power of Life and Death

Be Not Far: A Poem

I don't know what's gotten into me; I'm normally not this poetically inspired, but here's another poem for you all.  (And by the way, all writing on this blog, unless otherwise noted/cited, is mine.  My English teachers gave me a healthy fear of plagiarism, so I avoid it at all costs.) _________________________________________________________________ With salty trace, … Continue reading Be Not Far: A Poem

On Immortality

I will be continuing the series on leadership started in the previous post, but in the meantime, I wanted to share with you a little conversation on the concept of immortality (an idea popularized in our current day by vampires, Tuck Everlasting, and stories involving Greek gods). This is a conversation between my main character, … Continue reading On Immortality

Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned Last August saw the beginning of the fulfillment of a four-year dream. That dream was to attend Biola University, a Christian college in southern California. On the road there, at times that dream seemed unattainable, and at times nothing more than a foolish fantasy, but in the end, it became reality. It was … Continue reading Lessons Learned

Image Bearers of God, Part 2

Today's blog is a continuation of yesterday's post, the second and final part. See the previous post for background. When I ended yesterday, we had established that we, Christians, are part of God's redemptive work in creation as we follow Jesus' example. This is how we do that in terms of our relationships with people: … Continue reading Image Bearers of God, Part 2

Image-Bearers of God

This post is inspired by a couple of my current classes and a conversation with my wonderful sister. I decided to do a split post for this; the first half you have here today; look for the second half tomorrow. The issue is the way people are treated by other people, and the way human … Continue reading Image-Bearers of God