When We Love the Wrong People

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wished I could change someone else’s feelings for me. I’ve spent hours praying for him to change his mind, I’ve had countless fantasies about him waking up and realizing that he had never really seen me before. In my mind, he is my perfect match. He likes the same music I like, he wants to be involved in the same kind of ministry, he will spend hours talking about books, and from my perspective, we clicked instantaneously. But eventually, I realize he’s … [Read More...]

lent week 1

What are you seeking?

Lent: Week 1 This week, I went to an Ash Wednesday service for the first time.  It was completely in Spanish, and my Spanish at this point is only good enough to understand about half of of it.  But we said the Lord’s prayer and put ashes on our foreheads and passed the peace and […]


A Single Story on Valentines Day

A while back, I watched a TED talk about the danger of a single story, and it made me think about how we often tell single stories when talking about dating and relationships.  Happily married people tell the story of how God brought them their husband or wife “in his perfect timing”, and if you […]


Will You Wait For Me?

I found this post buried in my blog archives this week, and decided it needed a second chance.  I originally wrote it two years ago, but I’ve rescued it, done some editing, and re-posted it here.  Maybe 24-year-old me had something to say, after all.   I’m reminded of a song by Alexi Murdoch – a […]


Thoughts on Donald Miller, Dating, and Guatemala.

I took myself out for dinner last night to the type of place I wouldn’t normally go alone, but I wanted to try anyway.  So I sat at a table by myself, ate Ratatouille and Creme Brûlée, and finished reading Scary Close by Donald Miller. Maybe it’s because of the reading material, or the act […]


The Music of Imperfection

I was a music major in college, and in freshman music theory, we learned about an interval called a Tritone.   A Tritone is an augmented fourth, or a combination of pitches that make a dissonant sound when played together.  We also learned that from the Renaissance until the Classical Era, Tritones were generally banned […]

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