Life. Faith. Relationships. College.

These are the topics you’ll find woven into the words and ramblings on this blog. Life can be sparkly, messy, and complicated. This blog is about getting in the trenches, grappling with complicated topics, and shining the hope of Christ in the sparkly and messy places.


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The True Measure of Spiritual Maturity

The True Measure of Spiritual Maturity

The true measure of spiritual maturity is godly behavior. Right? Depending on your background, you responded to that statement in one of two ways: nodding agreement or immediate panic. As a…

When You Leave: Personal Branding v. Personal Influence

When You Leave: Personal Branding v. Personal Influence

Personal branding: what people say about you when you leave the room. Personal influence: how people feel when you leave the room.

You're Dating The Wrong Guy

You’re dating the wrong guy

“You’re dating the wrong guy.” She was the second person to say that to me within a month. Both times the comment came from women I loved and trusted and who…

4 of the Most Powerful (Yet Often Meaningless Words) -- "I'll Pray For You"

“I’ll pray for you”

“I’ll be praying for you.” I said. She suddenly grabbed my arm with a fierce grip.  “I know you will,” she replied, “A lot of people say they’ll pray, but…

Confession: "I was wrong and you were right"

I was wrong

I hate being wrong. I mean, I loathe it. Growing up in my house, if you were proven wrong in a situation you had to recite,”I was wrong and you were right.”

The Dating Game: Should I Pay?

The Dating Game: Should I Pay?

“We’ve been dating for a few months now and I feel bad that he pays for everything. Should I offer to pay?” Dating is already a delicate and even tricky…

Taking control when God goes inactive

Taking control when God goes inactive

I hate inaction. I can’t stand it in the workplace when a vision has been cast or a plan created and there is no movement. I am a doer, a mover. And the older I get, the more I see that God loves to do just that. God loves to plant a desire in my heart or even give me a vision of His plan for me and then… pause. He seemingly goes inactive.

Fearing bad news

Fearing bad news

There is a lot of bad news I can imagine receiving, and recently I’ve found myself constantly imagining some of my worst fears coming to fruition. I’ve been told this is normal, but I don’t want to keep getting slammed with fear of bad news. And I’m realizing I don’t have to…

When you know, you know: finding a life partner

When You Know, You Know

How do you know when you’ve found “the one”? Finding confidence in choosing a life partner.