What’s Your Cave?

Our culture tends to center around how we can get what we want and become "happy." What they don't prepare you for, though, is what to do when you get everything you thought you wanted, yet still feel completely empty. Almost six years ago, I had just moved out to Los Angeles to "live the dream", [...]

The power of comfort, compassion, and care.

At 22 years old, it has become normal for years now that I live across the country from my parents, far from the protection I always knew. There's something about pain, physical or emotional, that turns us all into kids again no matter how big or old we get. When we feel this pain, our [...]

Justified By Grace

"And all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus." Romans 3:24 Tonight, I am reflecting on myself and realizing how flawed and human I truly am. Throughout my life, I have always been hard on myself, set the bar high, and expected a lot from myself. I've been [...]

My Place of Worship

Tonight, I found myself exhausted as my body entered my little bedroom and fell to the twin mattress on the floor. Instantly, irritation grew and grew inside of me as my next door neighbor's smoke detector was beeping nonstop through the paper thin walls, loudly, every 20 seconds. My initial reaction was to complain. Surely, [...]