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
At the beginning of every year, I ask God for a word. I do not ask for a list of resolutions, or even a set of spiritual goals, but a single word. At the end of every year, I find that my word has penetrated every area of my life, from how I treat my … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Abide in Love?
My first year of high school was the year I really started to take school seriously. I began to care more about my grades, put more effort into my classes, and develop a genuine hunger for knowledge. In fact, my passion for learning became a bit of an obsession. Reading would take me many more … Continue reading Why I Stopped Doing My Best
Merry Christmas, sweet friends! I have a little short-but-sweet message on my heart this Saturday evening that I would like to share with you. I hope that you will be encouraged, as I was, to look for God's hand in the little things this Christmas. As I sit in my family room gazing at my … Continue reading What My Christmas Tree Taught Me About Perfectionism
I have never been very into music. I download a new song from time to time, but music has never really been my “thing.” However, in my times of deepest struggle, there are a few songs that have changed my focus and reminded me Who is in control. If you are discouraged, I pray that … Continue reading 10 Songs for When You’re Discouraged
If you have read my blog for any length of time, you know that I am a church kid. I’ve been hearing the Gospel since before I could speak. By the time I could understand it, the Gospel had become so redundant that it lacked significance for me. A few years ago, however, I began … Continue reading From Filthy to Flawless