just love.

my thoughts on being more like Jesus

Growing up in church, I heard versions of the phrase ‘hate the sin, love the sinner’ far more often than anyone would really like.

I want to talk about that phrase today.

A few summers ago, I went to Uganda on a mission trip.

The main purpose of the trip was to serve as a vessel for God’s love, to share His relentless affection with the many homeless boys who, for most of their lives, had not received enough of it. Because I was there to love, I doled and doted each of those kids with infinite kindness and care; I shared freely every ounce of space within my heart. Continue reading

failing really big with god + subsequent thoughts

a very personal post

Hello my dear readers, let me begin by saying this is the type of post that took several tries to get exactly right.

Admittedly, I can’t even guarantee that it’s right on this try. Regardless, I hope that it reaches you on some level, and I personally think it’s full of things that need to be said.

Before I get into the specific details, you need a little background information. I relatively recently discovered this amazing church; it’s been the type of place that has absolutely saved me without any of the people really noticing at all. The pastor is on this wavelength where I just absolutely know God is speaking to me specifically through him; like maybe everyone feels that way, but regardless, I feel that way. I can think something, and then the next thing he says is in answer to my thoughts. It’s weird, and it’s the coolest thing. The people exude this unrelenting faith, the peace in their hearts is obvious and beautiful and I crave that.

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video projects: i am second inspired vids

I haven’t published anything in such a long time that I’m genuinely feeling guilty. Not so guilty that I’m currently writing some stellar, life changing post, not even so guilty that I’m writing and cute and funny post; in fact, this post barely counts from a writing perspective.

For whatever reason, I am not feeling inspired to blog as of late. However, I am working on a video project, which sent me on a trip down memory lane; which is precisely where I found these little gems. No, the quality is not phenomenal, but these are legitimately the first two videos I had ever shot and/or edited, and I didn’t want to part ways with them.

There is no better way to keep all the random junk you don’t exactly want, but also don’t want to trash, than to throw it out into that glorious place we call the Interweb. Okay, maybe only I call it that, but it’ll catch on before you know it.

Interweb. Interweb. Interweb.

Sorry, a girl’s gotta try. Now, I digress, in wanting to hold onto my paltry little video assignments, but also needing to clear up memory space, I have for your viewing pleasure, via the YouTube, interviews with two fine, wonderful, inspiring examples of the Christian faith. Both Rudi and Elizabeth are amazing people with heartwarming stories about God’s love. i wish I had more than a minute to share with you all.

Nonetheless, without further ado, I give you some videos I made for a class.

Please save your applause for the end.

Interview With Rudi

Interview With Elizabeth

If you are interested in either Rudi’s or Elizabeth’s story, tell me why in the comments below. If you have other ways of saving things you should probably just trash, tell me how. If you have any other questions or comments, let me hear them. 

sean lowe’s book

We all know I love The Bachelor, but what most of you probably don’t know, and may find hard to believe considering my current psychotic level of fanship, is that I honestly wasn’t a fan pre-Sean Lowe.

I watched a couple episodes during Emily’s season as The Bachelorette, and loved Sean, but I didn’t really buy into the show until he was the Bachelor. So naturally, when I heard he was writing a book, I shed tears of joy and happiness. Not exaggerating. Continue reading