I was hurrying from lunch to work when I glanced over and unexpectedly saw them. Three people that I thought were my friends. But three people who were constantly leaving me out. They were sitting at a picnic bench underneath a tree, eating their lunch together. At the second that I glanced over, I saw them start laughing, enjoying themselves. I almost met the eyes … Continue reading Left Out
“A party?!! For him?!??” “A party for your rebellious son who just wasted his entire inheritance on a terrible lifestyle? What!? You’ve never had a party for me!” Ever since I was little, I have always had my own feelings towards the Prodigal Son story. A lot of people see it as a comforting story that shows how God rejoices to receive us again after … Continue reading What is that to Me?
“Let my lord king David live for ever,” said Bathsheba to the king of Israel. (1 Kings 1:31.) “Let the king live for ever,” said Nehemiah to the king Artaxerxes of Persia. (Nehemiah 2:3.) “O king, live for ever,” spake the Chaldeans to the king Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. (Daniel 2:4.) The queen said, “O king, live for ever,” to king Belshazzar of Babylon. (Daniel 5:10.) … Continue reading Live Forever
Matthew 12:40 – “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Let’s start by asking ourselves this question: “do I know how to count?” If your answer was yes, then congratulations!! Now, here is a really hard question to challenge those counting … Continue reading Three Days and Nights?
Disclaimer: Though all the words, phrases, etc in this piece are taken from the Bible, they are simply fragments taken from here and there and do not always mean here what they meant in their proper context. I simply am using the beautiful language of the Bible in a compilation of my own. This is not scripture by any means, but simply a rearrangement of … Continue reading Bible Poem
Are Christians sexist? According to my Cross-Cultural Psychology textbook, Christians practice a form of sexism called “Benevolent Sexism.” This is the idea that women are kept in inferior roles by positive reinforcement. It is a sexism that adores women and keeps them from equality by treating them with chivalry and protecting and providing for them. I’ve seen a belief and attitude seeping into the female … Continue reading Are Christians Sexist?
I would be the first to raise my hand and say that I am imperfect when it comes to applying parts of the bible and using them in context. Learning about what the bible is really saying in certain places and learning to rightly apply scripture is a continual part of Christian growth, and it is something that I, too, am practicing at. But in … Continue reading 3 Passages I Often See Misapplied
I get misquoted sometimes. You get misquoted sometimes. Politicians get misquoted all the time. So do books, movies, articles, TV shows, and on and on the list goes. The Bible, too, gets misquoted often, and there are probably hundreds of examples you and I could bring up. However, here are three that are kind of small, and you might even be guilty of quoting them … Continue reading 3 Verses that are Often Misquoted
A heart without purpose is a heart that is tossed to and fro. A heart without purpose is ungrounded, unstable, and undependable. Today I want to encourage you to take action. To settle your heart so that you can be a solid and unshakable follower of God. Do you know what is lacking in many Christians’ lives? Planning. Planning for possible decisions that might need … Continue reading Purpose in Your Heart
Would you like to learn a new word today? Some of you may not know the meaning of the word that popped off the page to me as I was reading 2nd Timothy one week. “Unfeigned.” What does ‘unfeigned’ mean? Unfeigned means sincerity. It means without hypocrisy. Why was the word ‘unfeigned’ being used? Well, let’s read the verses! 3. I thank God, whom I … Continue reading Am I a Faker?