corona (noun): a circle of light that can sometimes be seen around the moon at night, or around the sun during an eclipse. A shadow has fallen over the world in recent months. Like the darkness during a solar eclipse, the world we live in seems so far removed from the one we were used … Continue reading Finding the Light During the Shadow of COVID-19
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A List 1. Put yourself out there and express your ideas Blogging and interacting with other bloggers certainly has pushed my self-confidence. Even though I’m socializing from behind a screen, being willing to present my own ideas before the world without quaking too much is hard, I’m sure, for the average introvert, and I know … Continue reading What I Learned From Blogging Regularly (and a few other small things)
A couple of weeks ago I had the incredible privilege to attend CBM (Chinese Bible Mission) Senior High Camp in what I suppose you could call Northern California (I’m guessing north of the Bay area counts??). Regardless of terminology, it’s safe to say that I walked away from that experience with a renewed perspective on … Continue reading Self-righteousness: Don’t Be Like the Pharisee
By Emery Lord Blurb (Blurb and cover taken from Goodreads): When it all falls apart, who can you believe in? Everything is going right for Lucy Hansson, until her mom’s cancer reappears. Just like that, Lucy breaks with all the constants in her life: her do-good boyfriend, her steady faith, even her longtime summer church … Continue reading Book Review: The Names They Gave Us
Today I’m excited to be doing the “My Favorite Things” Tag! The Sound of Music is a movie that has been cherished by my family from when I was little. “My Favorite Things” is one of my favorite songs, and I know it by heart. Even though my list of seven things below doesn’t rhyme … Continue reading My Favorite Things Tag
But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge, I will tell of all your deeds. (Psalm 73:28, NIV) Consistently as the psalmist praises God, he’ll resolve to tell others of all of His “mighty acts” or “righteous acts” (71:18, 24), or exhort us to … Continue reading The Wonders God Has Done
As much as we go to church or try to limit ourselves to certain types of entertainment, secular music is bound to get in our brains somewhere. From the background of grocery stores to the endless realms of the Internet, the songs and lyrics of this world are unavoidable. (And considering the catchy and upbeat … Continue reading “Clean” Music: But is it Christlike?
So, I've done this before here (*cringes* maybe you shouldn't click on that after all, haha) in a post that is basically meaningless, so this year around when flying over the Pacific I tried to rack my brain for some deep thoughts. Again, it is unrevised. Hour 1 The walls of the plane press in from … Continue reading (I tried for something meaningful this time)
If you’re like me and often find yourself picking out problems in today’s churches, one thing that you may like to focus on is the choices of Bible passages people use when giving a talk, writing an article, and the like: or namely, the Scripture that ends up being used more commonly. Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm … Continue reading Why We Shouldn’t Ignore “Overrated” Verses
(I absolutely did not realize two hours ago that I had planned to do a blog post today.) Finals week is upon me and so I will just cut to the chase: Today, May 26th, is one year from when this blog, Literature for The Light, first came about. (Kinda.) It started out as “Light. … Continue reading This Blog’s Sorta-Blogoversary