Current Events · Daily Living

What Does Real Change Look Like in a Country of Privilege?

There comes a moment sometimes when you look around and realize just how privileged your life is. And I’m not talking about “white privilege” here. I’m talking about “American privilege.” I went on Unsplash to look for pictures for blog posts, and it just sort of hit me. Beautiful people looking at smart phones and… Continue reading What Does Real Change Look Like in a Country of Privilege?

Current Events · Daily Living

When “Silence is Violence” Leads to Violence Against the Silent

It was last summer when I first started seeing the slogan “Silence is Violence” pop up on my social media feeds. And I understood what it meant. I understood that the sentiment behind it was most likely derived from such noble MLK quotes such as: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent… Continue reading When “Silence is Violence” Leads to Violence Against the Silent

Daily Living · Whispers of Faith

The Anguish and Reward of Cross-Bearing

The culture says, “Follow your heart.” The culture says, “Do what feels good.” The culture says, “Indulge your desires, your fantasies, your longings – they are there for a reason.” Christ says, in Luke 9:23, “‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” If… Continue reading The Anguish and Reward of Cross-Bearing

Bookish Delights · Daily Living · Growth · Undistracted Living

A Book Review of Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

In terms of reading, this year is off to a great start. The first book I finished, Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport, inspired me in new ways to approach this year with even more intention. His thought-provoking research and practical suggestions for curating a life of value was exactly what I needed at the beginning… Continue reading A Book Review of Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Current Events · Daily Living · Undistracted Living · Whispers of Faith

Top Ten Lessons Learned in 2020

If ever there was a year to learn things, it was this one. Lessons I never expected. Lessons I never would have chosen on my own. Lessons that were painfully necessary. Lessons that have deepened my faith and challenged my mind. Just a quick glance back over this year’s blog posts show me such a… Continue reading Top Ten Lessons Learned in 2020