My devotions brought me to Psalm 106. The CSB titles this psalm "Israel's Unfaithfulness to God." "Hallelujah! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his faithful love endures forever."Psalm 106:1, CSB Reading the title, this first verse is not what I expected. After a critical, harsh title, beginning with praise of God for… Continue reading Faithful

Faith · Literature

Lessons from the Life of C. S. Lewis (part 2)

Failure. "Lewis is a failed poet who found greatness in other spheres of writing." McGrath, page 63 I can't say that I have ever considered C. S. Lewis a failure. Oxford professor, published novelist, speaker, apologist. These all speak of success. Looking at Lewis's early life, though, we see may failed endeavors and detours. Schools… Continue reading Lessons from the Life of C. S. Lewis (part 2)


Practical Advice for Helping the Hurting

Over the past year or so, what are the most helpful things people have said or done for me? What have been the least helpful? These questions came from a friend as we caught up on life. We have both been super busy with school, so we hadn't been able to spend much time together.… Continue reading Practical Advice for Helping the Hurting

Life with Daisy

Two Peas

I'm in a co-dependent relationship. With my dog. Her name is Daisy; she's a German Shepherd - Lab mix, and she's awesome. And neurotic. We are truly two peas in a pod. What do I mean by neurotic? Well, for starters, Daisy likes the idea of going outside, but she doesn't like to feel as… Continue reading Two Peas

Faith · Literature

Lessons from the Life of C. S. Lewis (part 1)

I'm listening to an audiobook on the life and writing of C. S. Lewis. You know, for fun, over summer break. The book is C. S. Lewis -- A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Dr. Alister McGrath. It was published in 2013, honoring the 50th anniversary of Lewis's passing. (P.S. - I'm not receiving any… Continue reading Lessons from the Life of C. S. Lewis (part 1)


First Impressions

I received a marriage proposal. “Dear God-loving Michelle. Please will you marry me? I am a responsible man, loving and family oriented. I am single, never been married and i am a top professional with the state of Illinois… i wish you can favorably consider me as the man in your life towards building a… Continue reading First Impressions


I got a tattoo… again.

I've heard that tattoos are addictive. Maybe that's true, because I got a second one. (Mom, I haven't lost sight of sky-diving one day, fyi). A couple of years ago, I was pretty adamant that I would never get one. Honestly, needles have always freaked me out a little and I am a huge baby about… Continue reading I got a tattoo… again.