Where We Dwell

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8 Though I love this verse, I love even more how some translations use the word “dwell.” Dwell. To live in or at a specified place. To think … Continue reading Where We Dwell

2020 is nothing like I imagined

2020. It seems so futuristic, like something out of Bradbury or Orwell or Huxley’s imagination, and in many way, it’s starting to play out like a literary dystopia or science fiction book. None of us thought we would work at home or that we would be restricted by how much we could interact with others or that many of the things we enjoyed doing (like … Continue reading 2020 is nothing like I imagined

Mercies instead of blessings

(Photo by Siddharth Kothari on Unsplash) For some reason, it feels a bit like cheating, piggy-backing off of some thoughts from a book. The past two summers the college group at church as done a book club so every week we read a chapter from the book and then discuss it. This practice has been hugely influential for me in my faith as I ponder new ideas with … Continue reading Mercies instead of blessings

When “I” gets in the way of “Him”

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash In the past few weeks, I’ve become acutely aware of my usage of the first person pronoun “I.” I’m not sure why exactly I’ve suddenly become so cognizant about this part of my speech, but it has become like an annoying clicking sound in the background. On a scale of one to narcissist, I’m in the ballpark of wherever self-conscious would fall because … Continue reading When “I” gets in the way of “Him”