When you know, you know

When you know, you know

When it comes to finding the “one,” I’ve heard many people say that. “When you know, you know.” I’ve always been like, what does that even mean? How are you supposed to know? And is it so definitive? How can you have a perfect peace...

It’s okay to be the little spoon

It’s okay to be the little spoon

So, my friend Arturo and I joke about spooning a lot. We don’t do so in a crude way, but just because it’s something that people don’t talk about, and it represents an amalgamation of elements which are heavy and all too real: intimacy...

Counting My Way to a Bad Place

Counting My Way to a Bad Place

So, one of the stories in the Bible that has struck and always stayed with me is from 1 Chronicles 21:1 (and from 2 Samuel 24:1). Basically, God had ended a three-year famine, and David’s kingdom was thriving. His nemesis Saul was dead, and...

Any Guy Can Get Any Girl

Any Guy Can Get Any Girl

As I’ve mentioned a few years ago on this blog, beautiful girls are everywhere. EVERYWHERE. And growing up during my adolescence as a warm-blooded heterosexual male, I really liked looking at them. And I wanted to become their friend. And I...

Flower, not Turtle

Flower, not Turtle

I’ve been thinking a lot about the state of my heart recently. I feel like it’s in a good place. I feel close to God, I don’t feel like I have any unresolved conflict or tension I should address, I feel like I doing the things that make...

Learning Lessons the First Time Around

Learning Lessons the First Time Around

A handful of years ago, I realized that my brain works in this very linear and sequential fashion – which sounds good and healthy and all that, but actually is a bit dysfunctional when coupled with my always-doing-something personality...

The Summer Camp Mentality

The Summer Camp Mentality

Every summer, I go to summer camp. And I’ve been doing this for years. To be honest, things are a little different now that I am an adult in that I don’t go as a camper, but as a volunteer or counselor or leader or helper (depending...