Remembering How To Love

When someone says, "I love you," we expect the words to be supported by action. Love is unconditional, selfless, kind and a myriad of other things described in 1 Corinthians 13. Were this person to say those words and then act in such a way that harms, disregards or hurts the object of love, we … Continue reading Remembering How To Love

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Dear love,

Thank you for being endearingly REAL LIFE, which in my case, includes some sweetly awkward and RANDOM moments that bring lots of laughter and fun memories. Truly, love, I'm grateful for the fact that for me, a perfect first date for consisted of running late, hugging a tree, swinging on a swing that I wasn't sure … Continue reading Dear love,

Dear self,

I'm sorry. I'm sorry for treating you so poorly. I'm sorry for all of the times I've berated you, abused you and all-around beaten you up with words. I'm sorry for how wrongly I've viewed who you are and who you were created to be.

Dear friends,

So I have decided we are all terrible people. I know. Right now, you're thinking what  a FANTASTIC motivational speaker I would be. WIN. But really, in the last few months I've become reacquainted with how self-centered and generally oblivious I can be of others. And somehow, I don't think it's just me. Don't worry, though. I, … Continue reading Dear friends,

Dear sexuality,

You are misunderstood quite often, friend. And by quite often, I mean almost 99.9 percent of the time. Especially by Christians like myself. I've grown quite EXHAUSTED of these misunderstandings and distortions. For your sake. And for mine. I have lived 28 years having sexual purity DRILLED into my mind. Any Christian who grew up within my age … Continue reading Dear sexuality,

Dear God,

I'm going to be honest (SHOCKING, I know). Life with you has not turned out how I planned. In just about any category. I mean, I had PLANS. Awesome PLANS that you WRECKED. That's right. You've WRECKED them all. And they were pretty darn good, if you ask me. INSERT SIDE NOTE: If any of you … Continue reading Dear God,