Christian Living

Being Mindful of the Present

  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.”[1] It…… Continue reading Being Mindful of the Present

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For Christians that Feel Trapped by Guilt and Shame

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

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Silent Ways the Enemy Attacks Christians

  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

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You Don’t Have to Feel Alone if You’re Single on Valentine’s Day

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

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Bring What You Have

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

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Christians, Is Going to Church Important?

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?