I have an older sister, she’s great and we are really good friends, but it wasn’t always that way. We’re less than a year apart, so growing up we fought A LOT, and we weren’t above physical altercations. One time, when we were both teenagers, we were driving to our dad’s house on a cold, … Continue reading If This Nation is Ever to Unite, We Must Understand One Another’s Pain.
I’ve been putting off this blog for quite a while, because no one in their right mind wants to admit that they’re lonely. Being lonely feels like the ultimate shame. Loneliness feels pathetic. Even that dorky kid has his dorky friends to hang out with, and yet I’m here playing solitaire in my sweat pants on … Continue reading Loneliness: The Ultimate Shame
Missions. To travel around and spread the good word that is Jesus Christ to those who don’t know Him. The people who do this are insane. You could describe them as adrenaline junkies, travel addicts, Jesus freaks, and sometimes even perfect in our eyes because they’re doing something that we both do and don’t want to do. … Continue reading Missions Is a Mistake If You Don’t Take Care of Yourself
“You’re entering deeper levels with me, darling.” Frankly, I was throwing a temper tantrum. I was angry, stomping around in the woods, trying to figure out where this pent up anger was coming from and why it was struggling to be released. People—you and me included—always want to know what’s next in someone’s life, as … Continue reading How to Transition Well
“Do you know where to go next?” I was staring at an arrival board in Tokyo when she approached me. Fresh off a twelve-hour flight with greasy hair and fuzzy teeth, I stared at the transfer board. It looked like the next flight to Manila was departing from terminal two. And I knew before she said … Continue reading I Sat Next to a Man Who Purchases Sex. This Is What I Learned.
Did you guys know that the majority of my supporters are people who don’t believe in God? This is not an exaggeration in the slightest. $13,600 of my nearly $19,000 in donations from the past 3 years have been from non-believers. That’s 72% from non-believers in comparison to 28% from followers of Christ. It’s blowing … Continue reading My Desire To Be An Atheist
There’s much to be said about writing on paper that’s not often used as writing paper. My first—or most remembered—time of this was when I was 20 years old. I was sitting in a McDonalds, next to the play area my nanny kids were roaming in, scribbling furiously on a handful of napkins. I professed … Continue reading It’s Not About the Bucket List (It’s About You)
This blog has been inspired from reading my roommate’s post, Why Men Ruin Relationships (seriously, read it). I’ve always been very satisfied being single, and it’s been on my heart for a while now to share why. I’ve put this blog off for a long time, because I am uncomfortable with the limited experience I … Continue reading How to Be Single & Satisfied
I used to be obsessed with dreams. But not so much the ones at night when you’re asleep. I’m talking about the ones you think about often during your slow work day, the ones that you want to pursue in your garage, your hometown, your journal. I used to live in dreams. I talked about my dreams … Continue reading The Cost of Your Dream
About two months ago I found myself on a plane navigating the aisles hoping and praying that whoever I sat next would be cool, or at least not talk to me because I wanted to sleep. I was looking at my ticket number and at the aisles ahead trying to figure out who I would … Continue reading Can We Please Stop Defining Ourselves By Our Sexuality?