Why does God make us human?

Not long ago, I was talking to a friend and we veered onto the course of politics and what hot topics we agreed/disagreed with. By veered, I mean took a sharp right. And by took a sharp right, I mean I was just curious, so I shoved the car down a cliff. I’m pretty blunt

Someone Needs to say it: On Homosexuality

This isn’t a light hearted post; I’m warning you right now. And I’m not writing this to ignite an argument or to make people hate me or to condemn people to hell. I have no right to judge anyone—I have enough sin in my own life. But someone needs to say it, especially in light

The Truth About Jeremiah 29:11

A few days ago, I learned that my university was revoking a $6,000 scholarship for my study abroad semester. Ouch is right. Am I going? I don’t know now. I’m waiting for God to either close that door completely, or find me a new key. This past week has been tumultuous and stressful, and in

Let Go, Stubborn Vines

Yesterday I did a lot of gardening. I planted nine rows of corn and sketched plots for beans, cabbage, cukes, radishes, and greens. I filled the house with vases of lilacs (the scent is intoxicating). I trimmed the lilac bush. I weeded the front landscaping. The hardest part of all, though, was working on the