Legacies, Influences, & Billy Graham

Another post from the drafts folder. I wrote this last year on the day Billy Graham died, February 21, 2018. One of the very first things I read, when I tuned into social media that morning, was the news of Billy Graham's passing. Despite never having met him or even attending one of his events,… Continue reading Legacies, Influences, & Billy Graham

Just Perfect

Yesterday I was thinking about perfection and the way that God demands it. Ironically, when Adam and Eve ate the fruit that would make them "like God" they lost their perfect goodness. Ever since, humanity has balked at God's desire for perfection in our lives. Or at least, I know I do. Why would God… Continue reading Just Perfect

True Devotion

This morning I started reading Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales. A friend of mine gave it to me when she was cleaning out her bookshelves. I have been looking for something new to read during my devotional time and thought I would give it a chance. Well I'm only a couple pages… Continue reading True Devotion

A Letter to Myself as a College Freshman

This semester I am teaching a section of First Year Studies at UPIKE. It is a class that is geared toward helping students transition from high school to college and helping them feel at home on campus. One of their first assignments is to write a letter to themselves that they will turn in this… Continue reading A Letter to Myself as a College Freshman

Everyday Life in Pikeville: A Little Bit of Deja Vu

For the two weeks that we've been in Pikeville, our days have largely consisted of: Job Searching Unpacking and Organizing the House Making and Eating Really Good Food Going to the YMCA a lot Sometimes I feel a little like this: I've contemplated what I could write about to describe what it has been like… Continue reading Everyday Life in Pikeville: A Little Bit of Deja Vu

My Chains Are Gone, I’ve Been Set Free

In Christian services, writing, and music the association of Christianity with freedom tends to be a recurring theme. In fact, when I did a Google search for images with the search query "set free", the first page of results were almost completely related to the theme of being set free in Christ. But what does… Continue reading My Chains Are Gone, I’ve Been Set Free