Mr. Jackie Robinson. Number forty-two of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The name and number are ones that roll easily off the lips of any hardcore baseball fanatic. This 20th century shortstop swung a bat that wrought wins and circled the bases with what seemed like supernatural speed. But Jackie Robinson, proficiency personified, was stalked and preyed … Continue reading Jackie Robinson and Jesus Christ: To Fight or To Forgive?
May 27 Love the Son, Then the Summer My family and I are back home after a fun-filled week away on vacation. These sunny, school-less days have reminded me that summer (my favorite season) is fast approaching. Today I thought I’d share this impactful quote from an article written by John Piper titled, Summer Mindset. … Continue reading Love the Son, Then the Summer
May 20 From School Books to Summer Break On Friday morning, I snapped shut my last school book and turned to face the three months of summer break before me. I don’t know about you, but mid-May can sometimes feel like New Year’s all over again. We stash away our textbooks and start scratching down … Continue reading From School Books to Summer Break
It’s a question I never actually thought I’d have to answer. But here I am, 365 days from completing high school. As I watch those around me don graduation caps and host parties to celebrate the culmination of their schooling, I find myself wondering this: What will college look like for me? By no means … Continue reading The Best Place to go to College
May 13 3 Things I Love About My Mom To anyone who has ever been a mom—biologically, adoptively, or spiritually—happy Mother’s Day. God has blessed me with a wonderful mama. Though my list of thanksgivings for her could stretch far, today I’ll choose 3 things I love about Mom. She really, truly cares. Mom has … Continue reading 3 Things I Love About My Mom
May 6 Quotes from the Elliots Jim and Elisabeth Elliot were 20th century missionaries to the Auca natives of Ecuador. In 1956, Jim and his four companions were speared to death by the Aucas while trying to bring the Gospel to this unreached country. Instead of crumbling beneath the weight of her husband’s death, Elisabeth … Continue reading Quotes from the Elliots
Climbing to a height of nearly 40 feet, we would have to crane our necks at the foot of Jerusalem’s wall to glimpse the sky. Thousands upon thousands of bricks run miles around the Holy City. It’s hard to imagine the emotions of Nehemiah, a Jewish cupbearer to the king (Neh. 1), as he first … Continue reading The 4 Bricks of Nehemiah’s Wall