All of Creation – The Heavens and The Earth

By on Dec 2, 2017

  “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” -Genesis 1:1 So for our first little segment on Creation, I’d like to take a look at the beginning of it all: The Heavens and the Earth. More specifically, space: The Final Frontier. The story begins: A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. Just kidding. Well it was a long time ago, but perhaps not in a galaxy far far away. Basically, the story begins with God. Nothing else. Literally, nothing else.   But you might be asking, “How does that even work? If there was nothing, how was there God?” I don’t know. I...

We Got Trust Issues

By on Nov 30, 2017

  A lot of people have trust issues. Personally, my trust issues mostly come from a situation where another person hurt me. I had trusted them, they ultimately found a way to hurt me, and I became closed off to, not only them, but also to other people. I’m sure this issue isn’t just something I deal with, but a lot of people in the church do the same. It’s easy to observe this when I’m teaching my high school students. I ask them to share something as simple as a prayer request, and I just see them look around, avoiding the question or saying something surface-level like, “I need help...

Does Dating Mean I Get More Privileges?

By on Nov 28, 2017

  Dating. An invention that was created during the 1900s for a man to get to know a woman whom they fancied on an intellectual and emotional level. Believe it or not, when dating first came about, the girl and the boy would get to know each other in the presence of their parents! I’m pretty sure if I were to have a date with a girl in front of my parents, there wouldn’t be a second date. Fast forward a 100 years, it’s safe to say that this invention has drastically changed, and I’m not entirely sure if it’s for the better. Our society has made a rather clear definition of what it means...

I Wanna Be Thankful!!

By on Nov 24, 2017

  Thanksgiving: a national holiday to get together with cousins you haven’t seen since last Thanksgiving and eat 50,000 calories you burnt for a week (AM I RITE? LOL) On a more serious note, Thanksgiving can be a BIT tricky for me. As I share a warm meal with my friends and family to talk about the blessings of this year, I catch myself thanking God for the same, generic thing every year; “I’m thankful for all my friends and family who loves and support me in everything I do!” I totally say this with the utmost sincerity, however, I basically grumble for the whole year, possibly even...

All of Creation – Intro

By on Nov 22, 2017

  In Junior High, during Wednesday Night Service at church, I remember my pastor showing us a series called “Planet Earth” (great series, I highly recommend). While watching that, I remember feeling absolutely floored at how complex and beautiful this world is.   If you’ve never watched the show, it’s basically a series that captures natural phenomena in the world that has been untouched by humans. It’s also all narrated by Sir David Attenborough, so the British accent makes it all the more interesting (Unless you live in Britain. Then it’ll just be plainly interesting).  ...

When the Fight Calls

By on Nov 20, 2017

  Suffering. For so many of us, suffering unearths a mountain of painful memories. The loss of a loved one. The loss of friendships. Financial hardship. Emotional or physical abuse. Over the course of the past few months, struggle seems to be the theme for myself and for so many of my closest friends. Whether it’s the loss of loved ones, the dense fog that is their future, or just life, for so many, the mere act of waking up to face the day seems almost impossible.   But in the midst of such suffering, truth has this funny way of sneaking into our lives. In the song, “When the...

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