Summer is here and I cannot wait to partake in one of my favorite personal traditions. For the past six years, on the first day of summer after I get out of classes, I go to a quiet park and read The Great Gatsby. I know, what kind of person rewards himself for finishing a […]
GOD WILL NEVER GIVE YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE?
Comfort is a commodity we always want to give people when we find them under the pain of suffering or an onerous task. When we stand beside someone who is laying in a hospital bed, we desire them to understand God’s compassion. When a huge job is given someone and they are bending under its […]
FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE
As the sun passed behind the Himalayan foothills around 3 in the afternoon, the air suddenly seemed to darken and chill. The villagers finished up their work and began preparing the evening meal of white rice, dahl, and meat. We shivered around the fire, and I gasped when I turned back around to look over […]
IDENTIFY: Advice On Life, Faith & Relationships
Dear Lindsey, Several friends recently asked me to be in their weddings. I’m in my mid-20s and I’m trying to be financially responsible, but I don’t want to turn any of them down or hurt their feelings. I’m starting to feel the stress of school loans, car insurance, rent, and life in general. How do […]
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO “DWELL” WITH GOD?
To dwell is to be fully present in a place or with a person. God has dwelled among his people throughout the Bible, from the beginning of Genesis to the end of Revelation. Dwell can also mean to “settle in” or “engage with” someone other than oneself. Christians usually use this word to describe two […]
HOW DARE YOU JUDGE ME!
It was the year between when I finished my undergraduate degree and was about to begin my Master’s degree. The students around me were in the midst of writing their final papers and preparing for final exams. Or, at least that’s what one would expect. However, on this particular day, I noticed everyone talking about […]
ENGAGING WITH GOD
With our busy get-up-and-go lifestyles, it might seem more difficult than ever to find time for God or where we can fully make time for the essential aspects of the Christian life like prayer and Bible reading. Yes, like working out or eating healthy, it comes down to the priority and importance of those things […]