Faith

Struggling with reading the Bible...

Struggling with reading the Bible...

These days, it's easy to fall into a little rut. With the cold (and gloomy) weather, post-holidays lull, and the long wait for spring, it feels more important than ever to develop good habits. I hear it all the time (hi mom!): sleep well, eat better, be active. And while I've been consciously making an effort to improve these aspects of my life, I'm finding more and more that my overall wellbeing comes from being rooted in God. Paul said it all the time: the truth brings forth a renewal of our mind, which then transforms us. Our affections, our values... it changes. We don't desire the things that once occupied our hearts. We begin longing for something more, something otherworldly... and from that, often praise and joy flow out. ……

Recap: Genesis

Recap: Genesis

We’ve all read the Creation story. If you’re like me, it’s probably the most read portion of my Bible because I’ve started so many Bible plans in the past (only to fail, haha). Here, God creates the world. He takes a vast darkness and creates a beautiful, bountiful garden. He creates Adam (means “Humanity” in Hebrew) and Eve (“Life”). An important note is that they’re made in His image. He creates them to be a representation of himself and to reflect his character. They live and work in the Garden of Eden and everything was good. Over and over again, it is said that it was good. There was harmony between the man and woman and between them and the land. Work was a good thing, and it was fruitful and productive. ……

The Discipline of Writing

The Discipline of Writing

Alex and I went through boxes and shelves of old stuff during the holidays. It helped that we were both sick and quarantined in our small apartment. The mixed feelings of guilt (this extravert felt guilty from the lack of holiday socials!) and desire to be productive led to this holiday project. The nostalgia went well with the Christmas cheer. ……