I received some wonderful news today. I have officially been accepted into PhD school. Yes, I am actually excited about this. I have been thinking about writing a series on connecting literature and faith in the classroom. I figured today was a perfect time to begin this series being that I will officially begin work … Continue reading Literature and Faith Part 1
The summer I became a Christian, in 2004, life was made new to me through my new hope and understanding of the world through Jesus. I spent that summer on the beach with hundreds of other Christians learning about our walks with God. Everything I had brought to that summer, my life baggage, issues, and … Continue reading Endurance for What is to Come
“If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a … Continue reading Confess Your Sin Part 2
In 2004 I discovered Jesus. I discovered that Jesus was everything I had been desiring; I discovered that He met my every need. That truth has not changed, I just have to often remind myself of His sufficiency. That same summer of 2004, I prayed for a team of students who were spreading the gospel … Continue reading Why I Love Volunteer Missions Teams
First world luxury. Some of us have a lot of it, and can’t live without it. Some of us have never seen it. (which would be no one reading this) Some of us think we can live without it until they are rudely awakened by the reality of not having it. That would be me. … Continue reading Confess Your Sin
I really like the book of 1 John. Specifically chapter 4. It’s just really good stuff. I mean the whole bible is really good stuff, but today I want to highlight 1 John, because it was first highlighted to me. As you will see, I am following a trend. Even though I am … Continue reading Experience, Proclaim, Rejoice
What. A. Day. Today we hopped a train up to Florence. We unexpectedly took a short tour of Florence, which included the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio, all to arrive at church 20 minutes later than we could have. It was a nice walk, no one complained, the kids got ice cream, and we still made … Continue reading Days that make you go whew.
So at this point it might be important to mention where I am. Most likely, the only people reading my blog are people that know me personally. I mean, you could all be sharing my blog with other people you know that do not know me, which would be nice, but if you aren’t that’s … Continue reading Acts of Italians
I really like bikes. I really want a bike. Bikes are everywhere in this town. I almost equally enjoy walking the streets here in Arezzo; in all of Italy really. Walking is good for the body. So is riding bikes. I wish that where I lived in America it was more acceptable to walk around … Continue reading Bicycle Cycles
Today we visited Poppi, Italy. This castle sits at the top of the hill in Poppi.This is one of many reasons that I love Europe. I am a nerd. I love history. I could have stayed in this castle all day, but Charlie made me leave. I also remembered today that I have a subconscious fear … Continue reading Castles aren’t America, but fences are.