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Instant September

I decided it would be fun to show you some of my September through the lens of my Instagram feed. (Feel free to follow me!) It isn’t a detailed commentary on my month, but it gives a fun (at least to me) view of what I’ve been doing this month. 161 more words


I Do, I Did, I Don't: Getting Sound Mind out of Cognitive Dissonance

My latest favorite word phrase is “Cognitive Dissonance.” This is the internal, cerebral struggle that occurs when behavior and belief do not align with one another. 1,079 more words

Why I entered a monastery, Part 1 of 2: From Pasadena to Oxford

When I was growing up we had a copy of Richard Halliburton’s Complete Book of Marvels – a relic of my dad’s childhood. It contained a chapter about Mt. 2,754 more words

Suffer with a Purpose

Just last weekend, the Annual Pilgrimage for Restoration took place in upstate New York. For those not familiar – it is a 60 odd mile, 3 day hike to the Shrine of the North American Martyrs. 1,448 more words

Everyday Life

The Greatest Disease in the West

This weekend I took my first trip to Dallas’ Uptown district since returning to Texas from my year of missionary work. Uptown is known as one of the wealthiest parts of town and is popular for its nightlife and restaurant/ bar scene that attracts mostly young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s. 804 more words



Well, if I thought simply publishing my first blog post in a few months would rekindle the fire and set me off on a writing frenzy, I was wrong. 452 more words