There's an earring I wear--a silver hoop earring. For some reason, clasping it to my ear hurts. For anyone who has earrings, you know the wire goes through the ear and then a metal clasp clicks forward to press the wire in place. Except this one presses too hard. It digs into my skin. After… Continue reading the pain of new beginnings
Inward Hips, Inward Heart
I’ve been doing a lot of stretching and flexibility practice these past few weeks, thanks to Alivia D'Andrea and her inspirational tutorials. Anyway, me being the nerdy theology geek I am, I began to notice a similarity between stretching one’s body and stretching one’s heart. Like this. A big part of flexibility is pushing past… Continue reading Inward Hips, Inward Heart
The Valley of Trouble
Everyone has valleys of trouble. Places where we've tried, messed up, and tried again. And failed. And guess what? God has a plan for that too. Achan can teach us that.
All right, I have to confess: I have a bit of an obsession with Tori Kelly. (That's an understatement). Though I don't listen to pop all the time, I love the message that she conveys in her songs and how she strives to be a real person, even though she's a celebrity. A lot of… Continue reading something beautiful
Yes, Pain is a Gift
It's tempting to be bitter about pain, but often we don't think of how God uses it.