During my theology studies, I enjoyed some interesting literature by Kenneth Boa called, Conformed to His Image. He makes a profound statement that really stuck with me: “For many people, life has become so filled with the if-only of the future that today becomes an inconvenient obstacle to the path of reaching tomorrow.” It…… Continue reading Being Mindful of the Present
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. –Psalm 27:14 (NIV) Time seems to wait for no one. As we get older, the clock seems to dictate our lives more and more. The older people get, the shorter and shorter the days seem to become, and the more the years seem to…… Continue reading Do You Trust in God’s Timing?
Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. John 13:14-15, NIV When I was young, my walls were literally covered from floor to ceiling with pictures and posters of…… Continue reading The Heart of a Servant
There are many things that can run through the mind of a Christian who is struggling with current or past sin. For instance, they might wonder if grace is capable of reaching them to the point where they have fallen. At times, sin can make a person feel so enslaved and weak that the task…… Continue reading For Christians that Feel Trapped by Guilt and Shame
Satan has some nasty tricks up his sleeves that he uses to distract us from God. This isn’t all too surprising because the name Satan means adversary. The word “devil” means slanderer. Clearly, Satan is God’s enemy. Humanity is God’s precious creation and treasure. Because we are loved and treasured by God, by default…… Continue reading Silent Ways the Enemy Attacks Christians
One of my favorite pieces of scripture states: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11, NIV It’s so simple and beautiful, yet people can easily make God’s promises far…… Continue reading Keeping it Simple
I don’t have the greatest luck in relationships, and I’m flying solo again this Valentine’s day. Sometimes I can get really lonely and bummed this time of year when I see all the lovely flowers, romantic commercials, and delicious chocolate. As I was glumly looking around the blazing pink and red seasonal aisle in my…… Continue reading You Don’t Have to Feel Alone if You’re Single on Valentine’s Day
Just a few short thoughts I wrote about in college on the topic of spiritual motivation. Maybe those reading it will find it as helpful as I did. And whatsoever ye do, do [it] heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men. Colossians 3:23 KJV When a Christian is trying to achieve certain objectives, discernment between worldly…… Continue reading Spiritual Motivation
Embracing What God Gave You To start off this discussion, I am going to have to be honest about something. In general, I am quite mediocre at most things. I am referring to natural talents. I’ve tried lots of skills and trades: cooking, painting, design, music, gardening, knitting, crafts, skateboarding, athletics, business, finances, etc. In…… Continue reading Bring What You Have
This post will share my current thoughts and some of my previous academic writing regarding the importance of going to church. I am interested in hearing other people’s thoughts on this question as well. So feel free to share with me. I have spoken with many folks that identify as Christ followers that are not…… Continue reading Christians, Is Going to Church Important?