Compartmentalization |kəmˌpärtˌmen(t)ələˈzāSH(ə)n |noun A subconscious psychological defense mechanism used to avoid cognitive dissonance, or the mental discomfort and anxiety caused by a person’s having conflicting values, cognitions, emotions, beliefs, etc. within themselves. A useful tool for the short term, but never a long term solution. In the days and weeks following Adaline’s passing, my main […]
Credit Where Credit is Due When you look around and see a beautiful landscape or experience something magnificent, do you ever question its origin? I often have, but struggle to come up with anything other than God. What being or entity could have created this other than God? Maybe pure chance that some things collided, then […]
Our different testimonies only show no-one is “off limits” to God, not that anyone is more valued.
The Waiting Game On May 10, 2017, at 9:46 pm, we got to say hello to our beautiful Adaline Grace as she entered the world. Ten short minutes later at 9:56 pm, we sorrowfully said goodbye when she was called home. While her time here was just a flicker in this life that is a […]
Are they all they’re cracked up to be? Relationships, especially the deep, evergreen, ‘finishing each other’s sentences ones, are not built like how many movies portray them to be. They’re not erected on incoherent all night ragers or the ‘Like’ button on your five different social media platforms. They are peppered with sorrow, pain, tears […]
On March 16, 2017, my faith in God and his character entered the ring with Satan for a match of the ages. My wife and I received the terrible news that our beautiful unborn baby girl had a severe bone disease that had attacked every bone in her body, ceasing all growth with exception of her […]
I have found myself at the center of many political conversations, especially when the topic moves to international policies and how the United States of America should position itself in various scenarios. “My service overseas does not give me a PhD in International Studies & Politics” While I have life experiences outside the borders of […]