07:42 pm, shyuswag
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I just accidentally rediscovered a note on my computer dedicated to someone who used to be really…

I just accidentally rediscovered a note on my computer dedicated to someone who used to be really special to me.

Read over it, smiled, and deleted it.

I can actually say I appreciate our past together now, even though I’m still learning and healing from it.

Closure is a wonderful thing. The past is not an excuse anymore.

Time to move on.

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08:48 pm, shyuswag
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“If only they’d look closer.”

"If only they’d look closer."


10:02 pm, shyuswag
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Vulnerability is bravery.

hc — Vulnerability is bravery. And courage. And….

Vulnerability is bravery. And courage. And strength. To be vulnerable is to step out of one’s skin and to stand exposed–scars and all. To be vulnerable is to allow people to see not only your successes, but also your epic failures; not only your highs, but also your Death Valley lows. To be vulnerable is to admit to, and to embrace, being human.

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10:40 pm, shyuswag
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Extroversion’s Irony

I know I need to learn how to trust people again. But I haven’t been able to find my safe place yet. I hope to find it soon.

I’ve been noticing it more and more the past couple of weeks: New York is making me more extroverted.

I’m meeting a ton of people in my class and in my new church. They’ve all been wonderful. I honestly believe I’ve already met a couple of individuals who are going to be my friends for life. My group of friends is diversified between a lot of different people from different places in different…

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06:47 pm, shyuswag
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Of ISIS

Late night musings about ISIS from a Christian layman.

Warning: Stream of consciousness and very unorganized.

I was praying about ISIS – more specifically the Christian missionaries being persecuted by them – last night (when I was supposed to be studying), and I got a really powerful image:

There was a lighthouse by a rocky shore. The weather looks really stormy and gloomy, and the light in the lighthouse is rotating around. In the distance, it’s…

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08:00 pm, shyuswag
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I listened to this album from Casting Crowns when it came out in high school, but this was before I…

I listened to this album from Casting Crowns when it came out in high school, but this was before I was really saved.


08:28 pm, shyuswag
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Bible Verse Challenge

Some of my favorite verses of the Bible!

My friend Sara tagged me for the Bible Verse Challenge on Facebook. I’m not usually a fan of these online “challenge” trends that has been going around the Internet since the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but I’m glad to share some of my favorite verses. A short FB status update seems a little superficial. If I’m doing this, I want to share something with more substance.

I’m not gonna tag other…

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07:01 am, shyuswag
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1 John, ISIS and the Gospel versus Terror

Beautiful and challenging.

1 John, ISIS and the Gospel versus Terror

Beautiful and challenging.


08:06 am, shyuswag
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So lay down your burdens Lay down your shame All who are broken Lift up your face Oh wanderer come…

So lay down your burdens Lay down your shame All who are broken Lift up your face…


05:02 pm, shyuswag
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I hadn’t heard this song since middle school. I know it wasn’t meant to be written this…

I hadn’t heard this song since middle school. I know it wasn’t meant to be written this way, but I immediately related the lyrics to Christian concepts. Especially because of the rut I’ve been in lately, it was relatable.

Wake me up.
Call my name.
Save me.

Wake me up, Lord.

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