Posts in fear
2013: What Now?

We've made it.

The Mayans were a little off, the world has not ended, the people who built arcs and bomb shelters feel a little silly, and the movie 2012 has a little less punch. While many knew the world wasn't really going to end, it still felt like some of us had parts of our lives on hold.

That feeling wasn't just specific to 2012, we've all been guilty of the "P" word: procrastination. We know we can procrastinate in the little things and get away with it. If the house doesn't get vacuumed today or you send that "Thank You" tomorrow no one is really going to notice. But what about the larger things in life?

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It's amazing how divisive four years can be. Yesterday, if you perused social media after the election you would see those declaring it's the end of the world, and those exclaiming utopia is upon us. Such polarizing opinions based off one man's ability to run a country of over 300 million people.

To be transparent, the election did not end the way I wished it to go. But more importantly, I refuse to live in fear the next four years. I understand the implications of yesterday's election, but I also know that we, as a country, voted to keep a man in office. While we need to pray for our government, even more effort must be put on reaching those who cast these votes.

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I Am a Writer

​Titles are funny.

In the work force we strive to be given a great job title by our employer. Director of this, Coordinator of that, it helps us feel accomplished, important, and most of all it validates our worth. Yet, in the things we're truly passionate about, we find it difficult to title ourselves.

As I studied music in college and heard many professional trumpet players, I found it difficult to call myself a musician. I wasn't even close to the skill level of some players, and was far from considering myself a "professional." Then one of the worship directors at my college said...

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