Almost anything, if not everything, has good and bad. Last night turned from good into bad for me. I spent the evening reading and watching a couple of episodes of Friends, but as I started writing in my journal I began to reflect. Honestly, I got more sad and disappointed the more I wrote and thought about … Continue reading The weight of glory
I met a woman just the other day who had a pretty stealthy obsession with Elvis. If I ever claimed to be infatuated with the King in my earlier years then I am sorely mistaken and sorry to have claimed that. I could not even hold a lighter to the massive Elvis candle this woman was burning.
She had tattoos. A car. A jukebox in her basement. She named her child after Elvis. She brought Elvis into numerous conversations during the solid 7 hours that I spent with her filming a video for a brand. If Elvis hadn’t been worked into the conversation yet, she was finding a way.
The only time in the span of the whole day where we didn’t talk about Elvis was when the camera man was interviewing me and he requested that I looked directly at the woman, directly at the producer with the Elvis…
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Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the feeling that people look up to me and see me as this perfect person. Only I'm not. I'm a fairly good student, I'm a good listener, I'm reliable, and I am a regular churchgoer. But I've been struggling with a sin for so long. Everyone sins, but you know … Continue reading Metamorphosis and fasting
Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you." -Isaiah 35:3-4 As I recount this story I can't help, but tear up. I can't help … Continue reading Bravery through the eyes of children
Communicating with God is much more than just talking to Him. It takes forming a relationship with Him to hear Him respond. The most beautiful part of all is not even telling God what you need or what you're going through and still being able to see His response through people who come into your … Continue reading A Moment of Silence
For a long time I have been struggling with something. It's something I have not dealt with too well. It is something for which I have prayed for over and over again, but cannot seem to get right. Instead of getting mad or upset anymore, I simply wish to apologize and make my case known. I … Continue reading This is sort of an apology.
My life is nearly perfect. I'm happy. Yet, every weekend I wake up a little groggy from the night before. I take a shower, put on my makeup, and find my cutest outfit. A few minutes later I'm out the door and walking to pay my Father a little visit. It's a small gesture, a … Continue reading Need You