Does Being A Good Student Mean Making Good Grades?

I have had such a rollercoaster experience when it comes to formal education. I was considered a “gifted” student in elementary school even though I rarely made any grade higher than a C or B-. Middle school was just a blur in every way. And in high school I swung to the opposite end of the pendulum in an effort to redeem and prove myself; … Continue reading Does Being A Good Student Mean Making Good Grades?

The “Good” In Good Friday

Some of my least favorite seasons of life are those in which I’m forced to recognize my own sickening inadequacy. It does not help that I live in a culture determined to force-feed me the message of You Are Enough while I’m already busy gagging on all my failures and frustrations – as though it’s supposed to encourage me to hear what I steadily prove … Continue reading The “Good” In Good Friday

On Being Engaged . . . And Being Fallible

If you’ve known me personally for more than five years, you know that my history and perspective when it comes to romantic relationships have both been quite . . . diverse. I’ve “been there, done that, and bought the t-shirt” in all sorts of unpleasant relational circumstances. I gradually learned to be (genuinely) content in whatever season God brought me to, but it was a … Continue reading On Being Engaged . . . And Being Fallible

Writing Words: The Paralyzing Curse of Creative Perfectionism

I’m horrible at maintaining any sort of blog. But if I can get the hang of it, it will be a good thing, because it’s a format in which my writing style tends to thrive. I’ve actually been in a weird sort of rut in this area over the past several months, which has caused me to stop writing for the most part. I start articles for … Continue reading Writing Words: The Paralyzing Curse of Creative Perfectionism