Your Brain Runs on Joy: How Does Christmas Relate to Neuroscience?

World of sorrow, world of hurt, Lacking joy means senseless dirt. Centuries of fruitless chase, Seeking joy from wayward place, Men horde riches, clothes, and jewels, Nothing grants their souls renewal. . Love divine our true desire, Drowned in earth’s cold, dismal mire. Men fight wars and nations lead, Proud, conspiring evil deeds, They holdContinue reading “Your Brain Runs on Joy: How Does Christmas Relate to Neuroscience?”

Judgment of the Flowers

Winding, bending, world-condemning, Flowers quietly proclaiming: “End of Babel, end of Rome, Every empire comes and goes.” . They break free of our weak constraints, Fences won’t control their grace, Leaping nearer to the sky, Towering over you and I. . These gentle rebels, free of wrath, Hungrily consume our paths, They crown themselves withContinue reading “Judgment of the Flowers”

A Hunger for Righteousness

The following is a message that I presented for my Message Preparation for Women course this semester at Moody. While it is written for an audience of college-aged women living and studying in Chicago, I feel that this message is pertinent for all of us as we continue to face the question of what pursuingContinue reading “A Hunger for Righteousness”


“Passion…will have all now, but Patience is willing to wait.” –John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress Hustle. Hurry. Immediacy. Impertinence. Now or never. Next things and cheap rings. Passion keeps pushing. . Yet, . Could there be a value– A wealth, a fortune, even– In waiting? Warding off vanities with Delayed gratifications. A simmering rumble expounded toContinue reading “Pause”