Why Does This Have To Be?

You find yourself in a position you had not imagined. Not in a million years. Yea, it was going fine before.  But now? You look around and take in everything wrong that’s happened, feeling your mental capacity start to crack under the pressure. Your eyes fill with tears threatening to …

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What’s Missing?

I haven’t been alive for a long time, but still I find that I have some knowledge. What I want to share is something that we all seek everyday, something that we struggle to have all the time. That something is what we use for ourselves and others try to give …

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Real?

You know the vicious cycle of self-esteem? Where you need reassurance desperately but you feel terrible for needing the reassurance in the first place? Then you sit alone in the dark wondering what to do and recounting all prior things you wish you hadn’t done, and sway in agony. Loneliness …

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Choices

Imagine if we all lived in the same mindset. If we all lived the same religion. If we all got along with one another. If we all lived the same life. Yes, it would seem peaceful, but it would eventually cause utter chaos. We are built as one, but cannot …

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The Journey Of Friendship

Friends, in many ways, can be one of the best parts of our day-to-day life. But what happens when you lose that one person you trusted? What happens when that one person you thought would always be there has taken a stab at your heart?  My mother has always said …

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Suspension and Colloid Christianity

“UGGHHHHHHHHH! NOT A SCIENCE LECTURE!!!!” Give me just a few moments.  This just might be really important and relevant to the Christian life. A suspension is a mixture in which particles can be easily be separated from the rest of the substance. An example of this would be cheese curds …

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Rejection

Feeling at the pit of despair. And right there and then, when you open up they all leave. The friends who know you rely on them abandon you even after the millions of times they promised otherwise. You need someone to accept you, to care, to love you, to let …

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Something’s Missing.

What do you do when life just seems to pile up, responsibilities seem to never end, and God seems distant, present but very, very distant. To be honest, I don’t know. I am struggling with this thought lately. How do I reach God when I myself feel so far away …

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The Probability of a Human Connection

Once a week, I volunteer at an elementary after-school program that targets vulnerable at-risk kids. Once I week, I have to take a bus from my university to the elementary school. Once a week, I ride that bus through Hastings Street–the “Skid Row” of Vancouver. And (at least) once a …

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