Sunday, April 30, 2017

Learning to Know God


The Creator and sustainer of the universe. Sure, you believe in Him. He exists; how else would human anatomy be logically explained? It takes more faith to believe in evolution than it does to believe in Creation. You guys are already at this level, right?

But did you know... He can be known?

Did you know you can be one with Him? Did you know you can learn to walk with Him in your life without running your squatty little legs overtime? You can be together. You and Him can enjoy the closest of fellowships possible. You can be closer with Him than with your spouse, family members, and best friends.

It is possible!

But... do you know Him like that?

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

You probably know that, too, right?

It's okay. We're not talking head knowledge right now. This is deeper than your normal blog post. This is on knowing God.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"Project Marun 544"

Sharing some of my recent photography feats today!

NOT that I am talented or anything. But Janan and I decided we needed to do a challenge where we do themed pictures every week, to encourage us to keep progressing in our photography skills. (They revert so quickly when not kept lubricated, I'm telling you!)

Thus the birth of "Project Marun 544"

Project = if we call it anything other than a code red mission or project, we might not treat it seriously enough. No slacking allowed!

Marun = the Kachin word for 'twins'

544 = the miles between my house and Janan's

Here are my snaps (with the theme I was going on) for our first ten weeks of the project.

Week 1: "sunrise"

Week 2: "breakfast"

Week 3: "something I drew"

Week 4: "our dogs"

Friday, April 21, 2017

20 Thoughts on Turning 20

My friend Mykaela did this post when she turned 20 back in October (read it here), and I just decided it was way too fun of an idea to pass up. 😊

1. I'd rather be a background character in God's story, than the main character in my own story.

It's kind of like when you were eight years old and got a new, exciting book, but couldn't handle the suspense, so halfway through you skipped over to the last chapter just to take a peek and make sure all of your favorite characters survive. We already know the final chapter of God's story. As muggy as your life might look right now, Heaven is going to be perfect. Let's work with our sights on that! And try to spread the invitation around as much as we can while we're still here!

2. My family is super awesome.

All the rest of you guys are weird. And you don't get my inside jokes, so why do I even bother?

3. The only thing one must learn is how to learn.

Oh. That sounded smart. But really! If you can learn how to learn—study, observe, scientific method, etc.—the limits are only set by God Himself. It seems to me that Western education is more about memorizing and panicky deadlines than actually learning.

4. Do you want to do then, now.

I'm starting to think it's kind of pathetic that we tell our kids they have to grow up and get college degrees before they can do what they're passionate about now. You want to teach music, but you're only 15? Don't let the world set your rules; you are not of the world.

5. Geometry is terrifying.

So, if you even think, ponder, consider as a possibility, in the very pit of your mind, that you might need to re-take the ACT at 20 years old... never stop studying geometry. It's too easy to forget and too hard to re-learn.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Q&A Part 1: Girls and College?

Recently, Olivia W. asked me what my thoughts are on girls and college, and this is in response to that. :)

If anyone has any questions like this (or not like this) for me, do refer to my Q&A post!

Comment sections are super fun, but when you have a lot of thoughts about a certain topic, might as well just give it its own post. 

So. College. Christian young ladies. What are my thoughts on the mix?...

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Personal Devotion - April 6th, 2017

Mark 14:10-11, "And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve [disciples], went unto the chief priests, to betray [Christ] unto them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray Him."

You know how you can read a passage time and time again, but all at once it just "clicks"?

Here was my revelation today:

(skip down to verse 18)

"One of you which eateth with me shall betray me."

And it hit me... Judas shall betray?
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