Today, I'm 20 years old. It's so strange -- this moment in this world in this era. I was born in 2003, so 2023 means I'm 20. If I was born a year earlier or later, it wouldn't be so. When I was young, I often said, "I've waited my whole life to be ten,… Continue reading 20
This week's post is more of a question than an answer. Reading through Revelations, it speaks of the Bride's dress as "fine linen, bright and pure--for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints." (Rev. 19:8). And that made me wonder: what is a righteous deed? James speaks of it, too. And throughout Revelation,… Continue reading good deed
God's love can save me and you and all of us. Love matters most. Sometimes faithlessness is a choice. I wrote these words in August after a bout with depression. It's interesting, how some problems don't die but appear again and again, in different forms. Depression feels like a pinhole of light shuts, trapping you… Continue reading saved
my word of 2022 is this: patience. maybe you're internally groaning. don't pray for patience, or else God will give you practice! but that's not the patience I want. I don't want to only learn patience, but I want to enjoy and appreciate patience. many of us dread it: the word patience. but I want… Continue reading patience
who will you die for?
Revelation helps us remember that everyone dies. The question is, for whom will you die? Reading Revelation is like watching a back and forth -- a war between two armies. In the first half, creatures are unleashed on nonbelievers: "They were not allowed to kill them but only to torture them for five months. And… Continue reading who will you die for?