My earliest days of skepticism over the Christian faith began in middle school, possibly earlier. I remember thinking to myself, "Jesus if you could just show up right now or if you could just perform some sort of miracle, there would be no question about my faith in you." I wonder if you have ever … Continue reading Amazed at their unbelief.
"Hey, guess what, we misinterpreted the Bible everybody. We were wrong!" I cannot begin to tell you how much I crave and hope to hear that. As someone who wants to spread the love and hope of the gospel to this secular city and the rest of the world, that is something I wish I … Continue reading Uninvited thoughts, unavoidable temptations.
According to anyone, that's a failing grade. Yeah, I failed my final. I don't even have a valid excuse. These things happen. Welcome to a world where we have very little control. In light of the last quarter of my undergraduate beginning this week, I thought I would share with you a story filled with … Continue reading Eighteen percent on my final.
Over the winter break, I finished reading the book of Titus in a Bible study. For context purposes, Titus is part of the Pastoral Epistles. Essentially, it's a solid how-to church book. I'm a simple woman and show me any of the practical books of the Bible and I will drop everything and immerse myself … Continue reading The freedom of His abounding grace.
"In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did whatever seemed right to him." Judges 21:25 Spoiler alert, that is the last line from the book of Judges. Skeptical friends, you want to read a disturbing book of the Bible. Read the book of Judges. I hear this question thrown around a lot. … Continue reading Everyone Does What’s Right in Their Own Eyes.
The thought that seems to be flooding my mind on the daily arises in a form of this question, "what keeps people going? What is the motivation to constantly go through this life?" We're reminded that in this life we will have trouble. As a Jesus-lover, you would expect the typical Christian response "My hope … Continue reading Where is Your Hope?
That is the question I've been thinking about for about a week now. Am I truly and wholeheartedly in love with Jesus? My skeptical friend, please don't stop reading now. I promise you it's not this weird and worldly idea of "in love", it's similar to the way you love a parent but like that … Continue reading Am I Madly in Love with Jesus?
Written to my incoming freshman or my college student who hasn't put two and two together yet. Be intentional, fellow Christian. Now, don't get me wrong, college failed to tell me many things, or properly worded, I failed to listen. I failed to consider what "adulting" entails. College doesn't tell you how to cook. College doesn't … Continue reading What College Fails to Tell the Christian