church, personal, Scripture, spiritual

In a Foreign Land

"How shall we sing the LORD's song in a foreign land?" - Psalm 137:4 I recently moved to the foreign land of North Carolina. To be sure, I am no Israelite in exile, for I chose to move here of my own free will, accompanied by all the familiar belongings that would fit in my… Continue reading In a Foreign Land

arts & creativity, Scripture, spiritual

Head Stands, Summer Jobs, and Psalm 51

This morning on the way to church, a local pop radio station was playing in the car and introduced the Jason Derulo song "The Other Side" with a story on Derulo's background.Apparently, in January 2012, the singer fractured his neck while practicing a dance routine, leaving him with a neck brace and a cancelled concert tour.… Continue reading Head Stands, Summer Jobs, and Psalm 51

arts & creativity, spiritual, theological

The Gospel According to Kelly Clarkson

As of Summer 2012, it seems I love Kelly Clarkson's music. Sure, I enjoyed "Breakaway" back when it was a 2004 hit, but that's because I was 13 years old and it was featured in Princess Diaries 2. Now that "Stronger" and "Dark Side" are all over the airwaves, however, Clarkson is contributing to the soundtrack of my summer. It's been… Continue reading The Gospel According to Kelly Clarkson


On Prayer and Place

After 3 final exams, 1 paper, 1 portfolio, and 2 flights, I'm home for Christmas break. And what did I do when I got home? Went to do meals-on-wheels, went to my brother's graduation and celebration dinner, went to the Fort Worth stockyards, and went to see my sister-in-law play saxophone at a Christmas fair.… Continue reading On Prayer and Place