the story of the piercing

[written June 2021] I pierced my ear in November. It is a helix piercing. According to the Internet, it takes three to six months to heal. I did not have particular interest in removing the piercing, but two months ago, I believe (five months after the procedure took place), I realized how much gunk was…

Feliz Cumpleaños

I celebrated my birthday last week, by the grace of God only. For a while (maybe a week) before the day, I was struggling to keep my mind together. This is a tough thing to explain. Even when speaking about it to others, they don’t understand, or give credit to me being dramatic, but my…

journeys

I enjoy long trips, a surprising thing for such an impatient person. It’s excellent, because my long flights to school and long rides from the airport to school have become sanctuaries, in a way. Maybe it’s the years of long commutes, longer flights, and the longest road trips. I like to absorb what’s going on…

my God is faithful.

[written December 11, 2020] Before we get into the point of this post, it’s a strange feeling to just post something without excusing my absence. I am back, and for everyone who still reads even with my several, long breaks, bless your hearts. Really, God bless you.   I was scrolling through the NYTimes Year…

Daddy’s Money

Originally posted on MORE: DISCOVERING OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST:
I used to want a grass-to-grace story so badly. I was afraid that without one, my success wouldn’t be legitimate enough. I figured that if I lost a lot of people along the way, had several failures and a really hard life, my scars from all…

Hey.

Okay, I know it’s been a long, long time, but we are in a pandemic. Even as I type, I’m not sure what to say. My mind has been both my best friend and my worst enemy in these times so not only do I hope I make sense, but I hope I find the…

Prayerlessness Pt. 1

I saw this thread on Twitter by @lindzapplebee regarding what to do when in a state of “prayerlessness”, or when you cannot pray, and thought I would share it here.  Note: Guys, when I said I would type this up, I did not realise how long the thread was! Over 1K words. Therefore, as we…

Living for …

Galatians 1:10 NKJV – “For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.” A series of things have come to light since the year began. By “things”, I mean “actions of people that have the potential of hurting…

“I Don’t Deserve”.

1 Cor. 13:8 NKJV – “Love never fails…” My cousin has recently said quite often that one inherent behaviour of humans is our ability to spoil relationships – for many reasons, but today, I’m attacking the reason that is “I don’t deserve”.  I’ve learnt a bit over the few years that I’ve been alive. I…