In the Middle East, people don’t wish each other a happy easter.

Instead, we say, ‘Christ is Risen’. To which one would reply, ‘Indeed, He is Risen’.

This gives us great joy as we come to realize that our God has overcome the world.

So, Christ is Risen! Our God is alive!

Happy Easter everyone, the day death lost its sting.

I want to be able to say that no two days are the same with Christ. But my daily routine weighs heavily on me. I long for something more than frequent study dates with my textbooks.

We need to live a life worthy of what He has done for us. We need to thank Him for His precious gift everyday and remember that even in the toughest of times, my heart will still sing hallelujah to my king.

So I’ve got 155 days left, that’s a little over 5 months and we’re working on this thing, slowly but surely. God’s been exposing my heart to new areas I never thought possible and giving me a sense of newfound peace that I’ve never known.

What can I say, this process hasn’t been easy nor do I expect it to be. I guess I’m just realizing more and more lately how difficult it will be to move away from the only place I’ve ever called home, from the only place my heart has ever really known. To be away from the family that once annoyed me, to discover a new place and get familiar with new roads, to get away from the things I once took for granted. I will miss everything.

I don’t know where we’re going but I know You’re already there, waiting for us.


Does He still feel the nails

Every time I fail?

Does He hear the crowd cry

“Crucify”, again?

Am I causing Him pain?

Then I know I’ve got to change

I just can’t bear the thought

Of hurting Him.

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Bless the work of our hands, individually and as a couple, that everything we do would bring glory to You. ›


I once told you that it was the greatest miracle that a God so worthy and holy could love and care for a broken thing like me. But you disagreed. “How could I ever abandon the work of my hands?” you told me.

And I see now that that is what I am to you. Not the garbled, broken mess I see in the…

My wife and I have come to the realization that the only way our marriage will last “until death do us part” is with constant and relentless pursuit, no matter the time and day. This means that we encourage ourselves to treat every day like its Valentine’s Day.

Teach me to thank You, Lord, in every storm.


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I can’t wait until I actually get to put the stuff I learn into practice. Serving others alongside my soon-to-be husband, oh yes, let the future begin.