Enemies of Rest (and saying no to them)

I’ve been realizing lately that I rarely feel rested. A million thoughts are usually running through my head, and even in my off hours, I’m occupied by problems that need solving and tasks that have yet to be completed. I’m constantly recovering from the last experience in order to charge into the next one. My conclusion: Modern society is […]

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The Feeling of Springtime and Home

Yesterday was the first day of Spring, and today I really felt it. What perfect weather! I recently dropped a bunch of money on a bike––a decent one, according to my friends who know about these things––and I figured I should take it out for its first spin today. I should get over my paranoia about breaking […]

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Hibernation

This winter I seem to constantly be wrestling with some level of sickness or other, and I’ve come to the logical conclusion that winter is meant for hibernation. We’re simply not designed to have to leave our houses in winter. We’re supposed to stay snuggled in our beds, conserving energy and resting our bodies until spring. I’m […]

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The Nature of Faith

I started this year determined to have faith. Even when things looked impossible, I decided I would believe what God said and not what I could see. It’s only been one month and already, that resolve has been tested. Almost constantly.

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Beginning with Rest

Today is a delightfully rainy day. The perfect day to lie in bed and rest after a rough night of fighting jet lag and mosquitos. Thus begins the next chapter of my life. I have a long to-do list that I am currently working my way through. It is full of the kind of mundane […]

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In the Dark

While I was lying in bed last night, two car crashes happened outside my open window.  It was somewhat terrifying to be half-asleep and hear that screech of tires followed by the crash of metal and glass.  Even though I was lying safely indoors up on the fourth floor, I felt as if the cars […]

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