I woke up last Monday feeling discouraged and drained. Another week was beginning, and I just wasn’t sure that I had enough energy to start it. As I thought about the week ahead, I felt irritated. The things that I do on a weekly basis suddenly seemed fruitless. I put hours into preparing material for … Continue reading For the Days When You Feel Like a Failure
Last Monday, I sat in front of thirteen young girls, passionately describing how the Bible changed my life. I encouraged the girls to make a daily appointment with God and to keep it just as if it was a date with a friend or a significant other. I preached about the importance of daily quiet … Continue reading The Power of Today
I couldn’t keep it inside any longer. As I sat on the edge of my parents’ bed with tears streaming down my face, I poured out my heart to my mom. I told her how alone I felt. I told her how I wished just one person would take the time to text me and … Continue reading Alone, Unloved, and Unworthy
I did it--I finally graduated from highschool. I not only managed to survive the graduation ceremony and the party, but I actually enjoyed both. I can barely believe that it’s all over! By God’s grace, I have made it through the end of highschool and am on to the next chapter in His plan for … Continue reading Lessons from my Senior Year of Highschool
My church goes all out for Easter. We have balloons and confetti, we dance and jump around, we sing at the top of our lungs and smile so much that my face gets tired. Easter is my favorite holiday because of the pure joy and lasting hope that radiates from the people around me. But … Continue reading A Week of Renewal // My Easter Reading Plan
The beautifully chilling echoes of harmonies resound off the high ceilings as thousands of singers donned in black choir robes sing the chorus to a classic hymn. The deep, gentle voices of monks chant age-old choruses that resemble the cold, impersonal mood of the monastery. Rugged farmers and their wives in their Sunday best passionately … Continue reading Should Christians Listen to Secular Music?
Admit it. Sometimes you get bored of Christianity. Especially if you have grown up in church, the Sunday school stories may have lost their appeal and the Gospel probably seems like old news. You may even be at the point where you are questioning whether Christianity is the real deal. So what if David killed … Continue reading Are You Bored of Christianity?
Today we have a guest post from my good friend and fellow blogger, Caden, writer of the LIFE blog. I encourage you to head over to his blog and check out how you can “live intently for eternity.” I pray that you are as encouraged by his post today as I was. There is a … Continue reading Guest Post- Are You Worn Out?
It was the second time Christ had appeared to them since His resurrection. Seven of the disciples sat on the shore eating the fish Christ has provided for them after a long, fruitless night of fishing on the water. Suddenly, Jesus turned to one of the men in the group and asked: “Simon, son of … Continue reading Do You Agape Me?
“God is love, so He must support all kinds of love.” “I can do whatever I want because God will still love me.” “If God loves me, then why did He allow this terrible thing to happen to me?” I’m sure you have heard (or said) one of these statements before. People—yes, even Christians—are … Continue reading Perfect Love