good to be here

After a stressful or busy season of life, when finally enjoying that long-awaited vacation, you might let out a deep sigh and breathe out the words while you kick back and relax. After being apart from dear friends, when you at last are back in one another's company, you might say it once you have... Continue Reading →

tested genuineness

Peter sent an epistle to suffering Christians, and he knew they were grieved. Times of crisis likely felt all too frequent to those believers, as they read Peter's letter. Peter addressed their trials with love, sympathy, and truth. But in that letter, he also spoke of something different, something vastly crucial. ...the tested genuineness of... Continue Reading →

the day an angel came to Mary

We are acquainted in some measure with Mary, the girl "blessed...among all women" who was chosen to give birth to Jesus. One day in her young life, an angel appeared. It may have started off as a very ordinary day for Mary, though it certainly did not end that way. The angel carried to Mary... Continue Reading →

a space for spoken words

Written words often seem to be the greatest asset. Even when I can't necessarily say what I'm thinking, I still have written words. I can blog them, email them, text them, scribble them down and look at them. Writing means I can make a thought sound exactly like I wanted it to sound, and give... Continue Reading →

hunger deeply

Come quickly— The Savior stands ready, forgiving Drink freely— His water is yours without cost Rest abundantly— In His peace, to the world, unknown Love unreservedly— For He, the Savior, loved us first Abide safely— Shadowed beneath the Almighty Seek fervently— He has promised a reward lies ahead Hunger deeply— In Him your soul shall... Continue Reading →

five methods for keeping a journal

On the subject of keeping a journal, some people can't do without it, some couldn't care less, and some aren't sure how to journal. Thankfully, writing a journal is something that's hard to do wrong, which tends to be a reason for me to enjoy the art.  The past five years have transformed my personal journaling... Continue Reading →

a reflection on living

Sophie Scholl was an ordinary girl: she grew up in a normal family, got an education, struggled to make sense of a torn-up world, and nurtured hopes and dreams in her heart. But there was more to her story. In the early 1940's, she became a part of the White Rose, an anti-Nazi activist group that her older... Continue Reading →

for the prayers you keep praying

There are certain prayers that God asks us to pray for a very long. Mercifully, God also brings us to the point, where we can't even stop praying those prayers. But although when we care about about a prayer, our hearts face temptation to grow weary. We long for answers. After all, that's why we keep praying. This week,... Continue Reading →

on being unique and authentic

I have two overarching thoughts about the fashion industry. First of all, individualistic people shop at thrift stores. For all the hype about being unique, it makes no sense to me how people shop by trends. Like I heard once, "If it comes in Small, Medium, and Large, it's not unique; it's commercial." Regardless of... Continue Reading →

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