Sometimes people have to experience a burn to know not to play with fire. I always followed the rules. I did what I was told. I walked wisely. Since I was raised in a Christian home I was warned over and over. I heard the message, and I embraced it; I even turned around and taught others. I was running down the narrow path. And … Continue reading Burned
My faith is in you. I’ve said it so many times over the past couple months. My faith is in you, God. Don’t let me be ashamed. But it seems the more I trust the worse things get. Proportional to my faith is my trouble. I try to do right and everything goes wrong. God you promised. “Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” (Romans 10:11.) … Continue reading When Life Knocks Me Over…Again
Sometimes we think that all the answers are at church. We think that to learn about God, we need to go to church. We think that to get “more spiritual” we should go to church. We think that our problems will be solved if we go to church. We think that we are closest to God at church. And while church is very, very important, … Continue reading I Don’t Find God in Church
Naturally, I see the negative first. I brace myself for the worst. “I’m just being realistic” I say, but in reality, I’m seeing the cup half empty. I’m a pessimist. Maybe you are too. Maybe you, like me, make plans while already thinking of a million ways they will probably get ruined. Maybe you, like me, set your goals too low because anything higher is … Continue reading The Grass is Really Greener On the Other Side
I could fix it! I knew what I was doing! I would show the world that I was smart and had it figured out. I would heal myself. … I generally don’t share a lot of my problems on here, but a verse I read in my Bible reading recently just hit me really hard. So I want to share with you a bit … Continue reading HE Heals Me
A day after the night we were chased by a black truck, our group arrived at the campground, and soon after, we all began setting up our tents. It was a scorching Arizona summer afternoon and my friends and I were practically dripping sweat. We had found a small shady area under some scraggly little trees where we had placed our claim. Our conversation … Continue reading Unprepared
“The Bible doesn’t actually say it’s wrong!” I get this excuse over and over again. “You can’t show me a verse saying it’s a sin, so it must be okay!” People expect all the answers to be in black and white. And you know what? It shows they’re lazy. They don’t want to take the time to study and figure it out. And not only … Continue reading But is it Wise?