The Antiquated Church: A Believer’s Critique

Let me start by saying my honesty will likely make some readers uncomfortable. It is certainly making me uncomfortable. My fingers are shaky on the keys and I keep toying with the idea of tossing this whole piece and writing some surface level niceties instead, and I know they’d be well-received. But I think that […]

Hope Inside the Fire

2nd PLACE IN ENSPIREME: PASSION PROJECT’S POEM CONTEST (2020)   Hope Inside the Fire I am a child from Syria, living under a tent I sleep in the darkness That is around me and inside my heart I have no light to brighten my night I have no right to move from my site I […]

Jesus Always Calms the Storm

Jesus calmed the storm.  He did it for his disciples, he does it for you now.   Mark 4:35-41 35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him, just as he was, in the boat. There were […]

The Pandemic Psalm

1st PLACE IN ENSPIREME: PASSION PROJECT’S POEM CONTEST (2020)   The Pandemic Psalm     “Don’t hold tight to earthly pleasures, those just fade away”         Priests and pastors like to end their eulogies this way     But right now, we’re not dying, we just dread this in-between         The waiting and the worrying, the weeks of quarantine  At least […]

A Surprising Answer

Life is full of changes. As a senior in high school, I often think about how I became the person I am today. I think about the struggles I overcame, the joy that I experienced, and the surprises I never expected. One story that often appears in my mind is the birth of my baby […]

A New Old Idea

**Repost from August 2019**   You remember the story of the Good Samaritan. Jesus tells this story to help explain a question about how to receive eternal life. A man tells Jesus that he knows the way to receive eternal life is to “love your neighbor as yourself” but he goes on to ask “who […]