I’m lying on her chest, feeling the rise and fall of her breath, the quiet patter of her heart, beating for me, only for me. And I feel myself letting go, being whisked away, Falling deeper and deeper in love with her. Contentment flows through me like a river, Rushing into each of my organs, reminding me that I am not alone, I am happy. … Continue reading Home with Her or Home with Him?
Simon Kuang, Staff writer Walking through the Cal campus, I am occasionally greeted by laminated pages of letter-sized paper bearing the warm colors of autumn and cozy sans-serif reminders of the virtues of thankfulness. I read about studies that demonstrate how thankful people tend to be more satisfied with their lives than unthankful people; moreover, cultivating thankfulness renders us not only happier people, but better … Continue reading Finding Thanks
Lauren Hall, Guest Writer The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has a big mission: Protecting Health, Saving Lives – Millions at a Time. – About JH Bloomberg SPH Millions at a time? What does it mean to “love your neighbor” when thinking at the population level, “saving lives millions at a time”? – TY Ivory tower standing tall, Who’s the most privileged of them all? Prior … Continue reading seek, pray, love
Jacky Vasantachat, Staff writer Part II Dear Soul! Reaped Spirit! Your essence is mine! Dwelt darkness of shadows thoroughly thine! You roam, you wander, five senses no more, Though pain and sorrow ’rupt, feelings galore! Here now, heart self! I’ll draw you nigh to me. Put end stormy muses past! Look now—See! There, over there, is a father who cares! There, over there, is a … Continue reading The Reaped Souls
Jacky Vasantachat, Staff writer Part I What is a father? A figure that’s meant to kindle a hellish fiery torment? To shatter bosoms of mother, child? To fan consuming flames, Despair wild? Is it to heartlessly wreck, rip, remove, foundations which would otherwise behoove? Ah! Traitor, betrayer, oh selfish scum Who forsook blood for more pleasure and some! Who crushed bright fragments Hope and Love … Continue reading The Reaped Souls
Lauren Hall, Guest writer Lauren: the simplicity of age seven entailed insight of a seemingly undisputed sort – the sort that translates neatly to boxes of a to-do list listing church, to be attended verses, to be committed to memory parents, to be honored things, to be neither stolen nor coveted rules, to be internalized boxes, to be checked off a … Continue reading A Meditation on 1 Kings 19:11-13
Bobby Ge, Guest writer Bobby: Your will, I’m told, is not merely audible It is loud It is clear “As grand, as fearsome as a passing gale that shatters mountaintops and fells colossi,” they say. So I look for you in the sky hoping, that at just the right time I might meet your eye in the storm and then you might show … Continue reading A Meditation on 1 Kings 19:11-13
Simon Kuang, Staff Writer Where do babies come from? Psalm 139 in the Old Testament praises God for the mystery of life: “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.”1 The psalmist implores us to marvel at this question’s answer (or lack thereof). But the ancient Hebrews surely had not thumbed through a 9th grade biology text, or visited the … Continue reading False Mystery, True Faith
As a music double-major at UC Berkeley, I have the privilege of attending UCB Symphony Orchestra concerts for free. Although I often attend performances and regularly study the music and history relevant to orchestral performances, I never cease to be amazed by the sheer complexity and beauty of the orchestra. All the instruments not only play in perfect harmony, but also synchronize tempo and dynamic … Continue reading Music, Coding, and Life
“Why politics?” This is a question I’ve received more times than I can count, especially since I recently decided to run for ASUC Senate at UC Berkeley. “Shouldn’t Christians pursue more ‘important’ aspirations, like missions, prayer, or family?” “Isn’t politics too corrupt and dark for Christians to engage in?” “Aren’t you afraid of being sucked into the world’s values and compromising your purity?” “Jesus didn’t … Continue reading Why Politics?