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Last week I wrote about being stuck in a rut, and the importance of keeping your eyes fixed on God to get you through your problems.

But what about relational problems? You know, the ones that involve other people?  I’ve caught myself getting extremely frustrated and giving up on my “problems”, because some of them simply seem unsolvable. That perso...

Sometimes life seems overwhelming. Our problems loom over us, tempting us into a rut, wallowing in self-concern. 

Yet for all that our struggles seem gigantic, if we truly call ourselves Christians, is not God bigger than any mountain in front of us? Indeed, Jesus said if we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move mountains (Matthew 17:20...

The past few days the Supreme Court has been astir with one of this decade's most hot-button topics: marriage equality. It's a difficult topic to broach calmly. Reading through the news articles triggered a memory that initially surprised me, but after further meditation, yielded insights which I'd like to share. 

The scene that I immediately thou...

December 15, 2014

Several weeks ago, relishing the graceful winds of summer’s last warm breath, I went hiking with a few friends to a quiet wooded retreat in the middle of Pennsylvania. The “easy” hike turned out to be short, but rather challenging: after a vertical climb over large rocks (that to me, as an inexperienced hiker, seemed more akin to rock climbing than...

Do you ever desperately crave a vacation? Maybe that’s the stress talking. If you’re anything like me, your life can be summed up in one word: busy. Sometimes it even feels as if life is an unstoppable train, racing down the tracks at high speed and leaving you sprinting desperately to catch up in the dust of its wake. How did we get to this spot?...


Recently learning about a big change approaching in my career, I let my mind wander with my feet as I ran, pounding pavement through swirls of emotion. Something about running always brings clarity to my soul, and this run in particular carried my thoughts to a recent Theology on Tap on “Faith and Relationships”. We were discussing the passivity o...


How badly do you want to win?

During my part-time job at the on-campus dining hall, I used to spend my spare minutes (when I wasn’t serving food) having discussions with the other servers and cooks. One day a woman who served food during every weekday lunch (the “mother” of all the college students), started telling me about how she had won multi...

November 28, 2013

Where has the spirit of America gone? From its beginnings, our country was steeped in independence . . . freedom to rely on one’s own self to pursue happiness. This idea was built on the foundation of a solid work ethic, where everyone started from the same place, with the same chance to become something great, proportional to their amount of inter...

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