Have you ever heard “The Parable of the Lost Son”? Most of us know it as the story of the ‘prodigal son.’ Spending some time in Christian schools in my early elementary years, I was familiar with the story, but I never really read it for myself from the bible until I was well into
We know the image. A cozy house with windows glowing in warmth. Inside, there is a joyous celebration filled with music, dance, and laughter. Everyone inside is engaged in lively discussions that meld a medley of subject matters. With drink in hand and an endless supply of food on the table, the song of the
Throughout most of my college career and for a few years after, I wandered the desert. Searching. Searching for something to fill the emptiness in my heart. Sure, it sounds a bit cliche, but as I mentioned in my previous post, "Is God for Me?", my soul had just taken a hard hit after losing
Have you ever found yourself in a place in life where you wondered if God was for you? Have you ever wondered if you could really be a “Christian”? And what does that even mean? Have you ever wondered if this God that everyone talks about could really want you after all you've done in this life?
Aloha and Happy New Year! I'm so pleased to be returning to the blog after spending some beautiful time with my family this past holiday season. This post is part of an Instagram series inspired by fellow Hope Writer, Becky McCoy's Brave Photo Challenge, which can be found on my IG homepage. (You don't need an IG
As the year winds down, and we all reflect on all that God has blessed us with this year: the joys and triumphs, as well as the sorrows and tragedies, I take in a deep breath and the taste of hope lingers on my tongue, the smell of victory lingers in my nostrils, and as
Love. It's so simple, yet in our fallen world, it can sometimes be one of the hardest things to do. How do you love someone who has betrayed you? How do you love someone who has done wrong to you or a loved one? How do you love someone who has taken the life of
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. -John 1:14 (NIV) This imagery is so powerful that Christians around the world wrap up the Christmas season with this verse. But have