Beginning note: This was written a few months prior to the 2012 election. I once heard "love" defined in a way that completely changed my perspective on the matter. Love, as it was put, means giving up control. It means giving up the desire to change or manipulate the outcome of the relationship. It … Continue reading The Political bias towards control.
I have always said that my greatest strength is also my greatest weakness. Me defining that greatest strength as the amount that I care for people. Because of this deep love and care for those I allow to get close I have also realized that I struggle with something that in many ways goes hand … Continue reading Let Go.
I would say I have been a true Christ follower since my freshman year of High School (though Christ may say otherwise). Ironically enough I also became a huge follower of the Dave Matthews Band that same year. These two things would socially define me over the course of the next few years. As I … Continue reading Dave Matthews, Doubts, and Christianity
In many situations I have been in lately I have run into the very common statement of "just be yourself." And that statement has been for some reason just stabbing at my gut. This flinch that I feel from within. The statement started really bothering me. The natural question I had to ask was "Why?". … Continue reading Don’t “Just be yourself.”
I was watching The Shawshank Redemption and right towards the end of the movie there is this quote. The character, he says it like this, “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” And whenever I hear about hope I always think of this Bible verse in … Continue reading Hope. (A discussion on Homosexuality.)
Preface: Some said this was too intense for Middle Schoolers. My belief is that it's honestly intense for everyone at any point in their faith. I do believe it is important for people to realize that God's stories do not end in The Bible. They continue today through us. One of the messages I keep … Continue reading God’s power and Love (Talk)