Do We Love God or Love What He Did?

Often, when I’m home, my mom cooks for me. I love it, especially when it’s tuna and noodles. (Please don’t judge me.) In fact, she has done a lot of things for me over the years that I have loved. She has done my laundry, completed my taxes, and even cleaned my room—seriously mom, God bless you. Continue reading Do We Love God or Love What He Did?

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A Time When Mercy Triumphed over Judgment

Do you ever have those paradigm shift sort of moments? You know, when something happens to you that leaves you a little different than you were before? Continue reading A Time When Mercy Triumphed over Judgment

St. Francis’ Prayer

While working on my next post I revisited a prayer by Francis of Assisi. I honestly have not read a lot of prayers by historical church figures, however, this prayer is something very precious to me and it absolutely resonates with my soul. It is my prayer today, and I am hoping that it can be yours as well. May we all be an instrument of his peace. Continue reading St. Francis’ Prayer

The Good ISIS Member

If you are at all familiar with what I’ve written on this blog, or if you are familiar with my take on the Christian life, then you will know that I think it is a pretty big deal that we (Christians) should be peacemakers. We should be a people who are committed to bringing God’s kingdom to earth as it is in heaven, and that kingdom is a kingdom of peace. Now I think (that Jesus thinks) a big part of this is loving all people, and that “all people” even includes our enemies. When I talk about this I will often get two objections: Continue reading The Good ISIS Member

The King That Refused to be King

It’s an election year here in America and this means that there are political adds, political debates, political opinions, and political everything. I’m originally from Iowa and that is where the first caucus takes place, so I would get more than enough politics in a year. Continue reading The King That Refused to be King

Effort and Earning

I have been really bad at being consistent in my posts so sorry for anyone who has been anxiously awaiting my next one (yeah I’m talking to you mom).

I really do want to be more regular. I suppose it’s harder than I thought to balance all of my responsibilities and also find time to think through a post, write it, re-write it, re-re-rewrite it, disagree with myself after I’ve written it, start all over, Continue reading Effort and Earning