Giving Thanks in a Thankless World

“Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s Will for you in Christ Jesus…” ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18   When children are being raised, you always teach them manners. Be polite, say please and thank you, and smile when you greet someone. Most people are raised to try and be compassionate, and grateful. Though…

What Happened When I Prayed Differently…

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, it will be opened.” ~ Matthew 7:7-8 2018 has been a hard year, and thank goodness it’s almost over!…

Would He Hold My Sign?

“Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. Here’s what you need to be concerned about: that you don’t get in the way of someone else, making life more difficult than it already is…” – Romans 14:13 This week I wanted to tackle a topic that I’ve combat recently. With the boom of social media,…

To the Grieving Christian…

To the Grieving Christian- “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain…” – Philippians 1:21 I know your brokenness, and I know your pain. I see the whole in your heart, where something used to remain. The emptiness is real, the tears are real, the sorrow is real… The more the love…

To the Weary Christian

To the Weary Christian: “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest..” – Matthew 11:28 I see you, Weary Christian, when you’re fighting to get out of bed. I see you when you can barely keep your eyes open. I see you stumble as…

To the Depressed & Suicidal Christian…

To the Depressed & Suicidal Christian, “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”     ~1 King 19: 4b Beloved, depressed, Christian; you are not alone in your anguish and sorrow. This pain is not new to the earth, and therefore God and his people have…

To the Anxious Christian

To the Anxious Christian,     “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled….” John 14:27 I can hear your cries, and I can see your struggle. Dear Anxious Christian, please know you are not alone. I…

Is God Still Speaking to Us?

“… Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire….

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

“…The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!” ~ Job 1:21 For those of you who have never read the book of Job, or maybe have never even heard of Job, this verse might be confusing. God gives us everything in our lives…

Why are Millennials Turning to Atheism?

“Whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father…” ~ Matthew 10:33   Recently, a few different news stations conducted some research about Millennials. The main topic was how much Millennials are changing the world that we live in. Different economies are struggling based on the millennial population’s life style. Many of…