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Imagine Mel B from America's Got Talent: "WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!"

After an uneventful night of conducting frog and toad surveys, I got talking aloud with God about life. Adjusting here in West Virginia has been rough so far, and it's different this time because I'm not one tech in a sea of techs working on a grad project. I am the grad project. I'm flying solo, setting my own path with little guidance. It's lonely. It's overwhelming. I don't really have any friends here yet. It's a little early on and everyone is off doing their own thing in the field. It makes sense, but it doesn't make it any less fun. I need people to pour into and be poured into. I know God is all I need and more, and I'm not saying He's not enough. It's just good to have someone who God can work through to give you what you need, you know?

I have constantly told God through this process of establishing my career that I don't want to do anything if it isn't glorifying Him. I want doors to open (and He knows more than anyone tha…

Change of pace.

It's been since about August 2017 when I last spoke here, and a lot has happened since then. Job changes, mostly, but a lot of heart changes as well. I want to make sure I am conducting this blog for the right reasons. Writing just to write and hope for views, likes, comments, and shares is not what my walk with Christ ought to be about.

I came to the realization after reading posts from years ago that my life is not a dynamic path striving for being in the likeness of Christ. Rather, I have been stuck in a stoic hamster wheel, feeling the highs and lows of whatever circumstances I faced. That is not faith in the immemorial God who created me and neither leaves nor forsakes me. Faith is not based on emotions. Faith is based on wholehearted belief in the knowledge that God is never-changing. He is the foundation of the Body of Christ: the fellowship of believers, learning His Word together and standing together, holding each other up when we are weak. His birth, sacrifice, and resu…