I think it slapped me the hardest when I turned the corner to enter my Christian Life classroom, and the very first word I heard was a word that should never pass the lips of a believer in Jesus Christ. I went to my seat with thoughts of disbelief and disappointment and frustration running through my head. Where was the Spirit? Here we sat in … Continue reading To the Christian Rebel
“Why do we close our eyes? So that we aren’t looking around and getting distracted,” seven-year-old me was told by my Sunday School teacher as a half-dozen kids sat together on the floor. He continued, “We fold our hands so we aren’t touching our neighbors….” Folding our hands and closing our eyes is the prayer etiquette that Christians are taught as little children and carry … Continue reading Should We Fold Our Hands and Close Our Eyes?
Imagine if you and a few others could see colors but everyone else in the world only saw black and white. Think what it would be like trying to explain to them what the color purple was like, or how amazing a rainbow was. It would be almost impossible. People would call you crazy and laugh at you. How frustrating would it be, wishing they … Continue reading Behind the Scenes
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
Many Christians don’t even know what fasting is. Even for the ones who do, they haven’t studied it much or been taught how to apply it in their lives. It is something that rarely, or never, comes up in church and so Christians are left without proper education on the subject. Consequently, it has ceased to be a practice almost at all. This is terrible! … Continue reading Things Christians Should Know About Fasting
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
1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. If only social media didn’t exist, we would be better people. If only fast food wasn’t around, then we would be better people. If only Netflix didn’t exist, we wouldn’t waste so much … Continue reading Be Moderate