I used to hate my handwriting. In fact, it got to the point where I would be writing down sermon notes in my journal, but my mind would not be on what I was writing, but how I was writing it. It became a daily battle. Over and over again, I would remind myself that […]Read More Youth Retreats, Handwriting Woes and Idolatry
Recently, our family watched a documentary about minimalism. And I was hooked. Having less stuff? Sounds like a great idea! Then the stuff I do have can be really nice, without clearing my bank account! I’m starting small, but am going to try to have less stuff wherever and whenever possible. Minimalism can certainly be […]Read More Less is More?
Last week, I went to a wilderness camp. It stretched over 9 days, four of which were spent on a canoeing out-trip. Those out trips were in groups of six guys and six girls. We take a bus to our launch point, and then canoe to campsites each day. I had been told it was […]Read More 3 Things Camp Taught Me About Friendship
Since I want to be a writer, I’ve made it one of my goals to read great books. I love this quote. “Don’t waste time reading good books. There are too many good books. Focus on reading the great ones.” Gregg Harris Here are a few of my favourite fiction books from this year. THE […]Read More Some Great Books I’ve Read Recently (that I recommend you read too)
Unlike God’s eternal words, my words are perishable. This is a hard thing to wrap my mind around, as an author. The stories I pour hours into–they’re perishable. They will not be relevant in paradise. Wait, so everything I write… doesn’t matter? What about the other things I do with my time? School, hobbies, hanging […]Read More My Words Are Perishable
Head over to the Rebelution for my blog post today. I sent this article in a few weeks ago, and they published it! Also, check out the website while you’re over there. The Rebelution is an incredible blog, full of people who want to rebel against the low expectations put on society, especially teens, today. […]Read More Is Your Life Worth Imitating?
I was at camp last week. Although I wasn’t in a cabin yet since I was a part of an LIT program, it still tired me out. Don’t get me wrong, it was super fun! I love being able to bless kids, and spend time at camp. But helping kids all week isn’t easy. Christian […]Read More 3 Things to Pray for Cabin Leaders
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 Cue the Sunday School songs. While those annoying tunes play through your head, I want to remind you of something. It’s not the “Fruit of the Dedicated Believers”. Not the “Fruit of Those Who Read Their […]Read More The Fruit of the Spirit
I do not enjoy running. You probably know that already. (if you don’t, welcome to my blog! glad you’re here) I am a very positive runner. Positive that I have most certainly run for long enough I should probably stop. My running attitude is not what would be called joyful. (Much closer to barely tolerated […]Read More Joy is my Strength
They’re calling for a cold and rainy summer where we are. I plan to move very far away from here. (Preferably somewhere without 9 months of winter and freezing summers.) Unfortunately, I have no control over where I live right now. As much as I hate the rain, it is necessary. Maybe not in heaps, […]Read More 4 Ways God could be Using your Struggle