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Taking a break from blogging/social media

I decided to take a little break from blogging/social media. Not sure for how long but I’ve neglected my own private journal and am suffering the consequences. I need to keep writing and continue to detangle my thoughts on paper or screen but don’t feel this would be particularly helpful in a public format. Social […]


But if you fulfill the royal law as expressed in this scripture: You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you are doing well. But if you show prejudice you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as violator. (James 2:8-9 NET) Effective neighborly love is rooted in healthy self love. Sometimes it’s hard […]

Rich and poor

“Listen, my dear brothers and sisters. Did not God chose the poor to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor. Are not the rich oppressing you and dragging you into the courts? Do they not blaspheme the good name […]

On birthing and firstfruits

By his sovereign plan he gave us birth through the message of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. James 1:20 I haven’t fought hard enough for writing time but been turning this verse over in my head. God the father has a plan, a birthing plan to be […]

The crown of life

“Happy is the one who endures testing, for when he has proven to be genuine, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12 The letter of James barely made it into the bible. At least it was the last book to be admitted into the […]

On asking and receiving

“But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed around by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he should receive anything from the Lord, since he is a double minded individual, unstable in all his ways.” [James 1:6-8) […]

Need wisdom?

I forgot to include the last part of the sentence on endurance yesterday. “And let endurance have its perfect effect so that you will be perfect and complete, not deficient in anything.“ Now this transition makes more sense: “But if anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and […]

Want to join me for scripture journaling?

I’ve been utterly slacking on writing, passing up several opportunities early morning to get down my 500 words. I’ve given up in a sense, succumbing to failure, knowing I’ll never pull myself  together to become a great writer. Thinker, conversation starter if you will. I’ve been waking up at the crack of dawn all on […]

On [aging] turning 39

Last week I turned 39 which surprised me a little since I am not great at keeping track of my own age. It’s just a number I am free to attach meaning to or not, I tell myself. But regardless of what I ponder or ignore, I am growing older. Aging is a process which […]

A year of writing [2016]

I checked my blog stats the other day and I’ve been trying to forget about them ever since. Not the actual numbers but the comparison between 2015 and 2016. In 2016 my blog received about half the traffic of 2015 even though I wrote more. I can’t easily tell how much more but definitely more […]