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the four loves

“There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies … Continue reading

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paintballed window

As I sit here and struggle to write a six page paper on male anorexia, I thought I’d write a little blog, and now that I’m here, I realize I have nothing to say except various statistics on premorbid impulsiveness and the eating habits of adolescent men. I maybe have a little. I just turned … Continue reading

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lovestruck and words

I think we’re all aware that the term ‘Christian’ doesn’t hold the same countenance that it did even a century ago. So what then are we to refer to ourselves as? Religious? Spiritual? Follower of Christ? …Lovestruck.Ultimate reality. Living for the unseen. The longing, the frustration, the peace. How do we truly explain to someone … Continue reading

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people i miss

So there are some people in my life that are not near, and I have been missing sooo much. I miss Jojo and her incredible insight on God. I miss our moms at restaurants. I miss her hugs and her happy-go-luckiness about life. I miss how we laugh at literally everything. I miss Liz and … Continue reading

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meteor shower

I feel so alive today. Last night, a group of us drove out to the country to watch the meteor shower. We caught the tail end of it but even so, it was beautiful. It was perfectly still out and the air was cold and clear. Each person was wearing about six layers of clothing, … Continue reading

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lunch ladies

When it comes to lunch ladies, i have many thoughts. Growing up, my concept of lunch ladies was that they were fully of the controlling and commandeering nature. Whistles were constantly being blown, “Heads down!” was persistently shouted, and the lights were flashed repeatedly to get our attention. We were not allowed to share food … Continue reading

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midwesterness

The air was a perfect mixture today. This is why I love living in Minnesota…I love that we have cold weather 75% of the year and the rest is an exemplary mix of mild summer and rain. There’s no shuttle to Maranatha at night, so this evening, I buckled my peacoat and prepared myself for … Continue reading