Luke 9:23

And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me."

ISIS Burning

The World is Dying Around Us

This week, news broke that ISIS had burned a Jordanian pilot alive, and yes, they video recorded the event. A link to the raw footage accompanied the news article I read online. I decided to watch it. The video shows the pilot standing locked in a cage, and one of the terrorists lights the cage on fire. It takes no… Read more →

Quietly Astounded

Quietly Astounded

One thing that I am constantly becoming frustrated with myself about is the great difficulty I have communicating verbally in social settings. Many times, I am paralyzed with fear and my mind goes absolutely blank on what to say. This results in me going on lockdown (shut up and don’t say anything). I have never been a huge talker, and… Read more →

I'm Not Perfect, But Jesus Is

I’m Not Perfect, But Jesus Is

When I published my testimony online over two years ago, excitement flooded my being.I felt so free when I exposed my past to the light and proclaimed victory in Christ. I promised myself that I would never return to pornography, sexual chatting, or homosexual lust. I mean, how could I? I was learning just how much these things had enslaved… Read more →

Social Media

Comparing Myself to the World

This week I deleted ALL of my social media accounts. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Google+. Youtube. A good friend helped me realize how much I was putting these accounts above God. The biggest thing for me is that they were giving me a false sense of reality. Every time I would scroll on Facebook, I would critically compare myself to others.… Read more →

Live in Reality

Live in Reality

I’ve increasingly noticed lately that many students who walk around campus avoid direct eye contact with each other and with me. When approaching another person, they will quickly look at their phone or the ground. I mean, I do it most of the time too. Why? “The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear,… Read more →

Friendship Anxiety

Friendship Anxiety

I’m going to be extremely vulnerable right now. Friday I completely crashed and entered into a very depressed state. I fight anxiety on a daily basis, and sometimes I just completely wear out. I have an incredibly difficult time with relationships. I am terrified of people. Really, I’m so extremely scared of rejection that I simply don’t give people the… Read more →

This is Where My Joy Comes From

This is Where My Joy Comes From

Since moving back to school, I’ve been experiencing extreme amounts of anxiety. Anxiety to the level where I feel physically drained even when I’ve had plenty of sleep. I’ve had so much anxiety that my stomach has been sick every night since the night before I arrived. What have I been anxious about? Relationships. Last year, a lot of relationships… Read more →

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