The Bystander Effect

•May 1, 2011 • Leave a Comment

A couple days ago, I was in one of my classes.  In the class, groups were going up to present their chosen current social issues, both global and local.  My group had already presented, but I had gone to class to just watch the other groups present (mostly for attendance purposes).  And although all the presentations were good, one in particular stood out to me the most and I just can’t seem to shake the thought out of my head.  The group had presented on child abduction locally. Continue reading ‘The Bystander Effect’

Motherhood!

•April 4, 2011 • 2 Comments

Disclaimer: My friend Andy has been bugging me about not writing in a while.  Interesting enough, I recently got really inspired to write again.  I was talking to my friend Artur, and I discovered a lot about myself that I had never noticed or paid much attention to, so here it is.

The question of being a mother has always been answered very easily for me my whole life.  I have always said that I don’t want kids, and that I want to be independent and work.  I have never wanted to be “tied-down” to the house-wife concept.  I avoided the topic of marriage and kids at all costs for the sake of ministry (1 Cor. 7).   But my friend Artur challenged me a bit in regards to my thinking.  At the time I was playing a game online so I was not paying much attention to the conversation (sorry Artur), but it got me thinking later on (hence this blog).  Artur asked me something along the lines of, “you seriously wouldn’t want to stay home and take care of your kids?”  My answer was, “of course I would take care of my kids!”  But in the back of my head, I was actually thinking, “I would take care of my kids IF I had kids, and that’s why I just won’t have kids in the first place.”  I did not really share this with Artur because I got to the boss of the game (hehe). Continue reading ‘Motherhood!’

Controlling my Singleness

•November 11, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I just had a bit of a breakthrough with God.  Although it is known as a Catholic tradition, for an assignment for my Romans class, I did a traditional four-step “lectio divina.”  It was an amazing experience I must admit.  But before God totally owned my life, He first reminded me how much He loved me and cared for me.  And even when He did rebuke me, it was done in a calm and almost humorous manner. Continue reading ‘Controlling my Singleness’

The Modern Pharisee

•October 27, 2010 • 2 Comments

Disclaimer: This is a song I recently wrote.  It came to me at like 2a.m. when I was trying to sleep.  But apparently God had other plans.  This is kind of how I have been feeling recently.  After having my roommate read it, I was encouraged to post it for everyone to see because it just might encourage someone else. Continue reading ‘The Modern Pharisee’

Help With Sin

•October 17, 2010 • 6 Comments

Need Advice:

Hey my blog readers. I’m having an issue that I need help with.  I was reading Proverbs earlier today and I felt that God was telling me to seek after wisdom (only a moron couldn’t figure that one out).  Anyway, this problem is frustrating me a lot and I seriously don’t know what to do.  Or maybe I do and just wont let myself do it.  I don’t know, but I’m asking my readers for advice, hoping that someone older with experience can help me out here.  For the sake of my privacy, I am going to change the “sin” and some minor details so that no one will really know what it is that I am struggling with.  Just for this purpose, I will refer to the problem as drinking, even though I have never been drunk, or ever had the desire to be drunk.  I don’t hang out with alcoholics, or desire to either.  But I’m going to use this as my example: Continue reading ‘Help With Sin’

Women!

•October 6, 2010 • 2 Comments

Disclaimer: I must humbly admit that the inspiration of this blog came to me while I was napping.  I woke up with a few of the ideas expressed already in my head.  It just seemed to come out of nowhere, but also seems to completely express how I feel about the issue.

I am a woman and I am proud! I would not be a man if the choice was given to me.  Some are shocked when first reading these statements, because I thought drastically differently earlier in my life (Same goes in regards to being Armenian but that is not my focus here).  However, the closer I got to God, the more I understood myself.  There was a point however, a specific day I can remember, where I came to a few conclusions that are now so much a part of me, I don’t know how I ever lived without them: Continue reading ‘Women!’

Fakeness In Worship

•September 21, 2010 • 5 Comments

This blog is going to be fairly similar to my last blog about being a fake Christian.  This concept has just be in my head for a while right now and it has been bothering me.  And after being a Christian for a long time, my friend Ani mentioned something about this, and I am now starting to notice some characteristics in myself that I don’t think are biblical. Let me tell you what just happened… Continue reading ‘Fakeness In Worship’