Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

In Christian circles, Halloween can feel like a controversial subject. Sadly, we don't often talk about it. Some believers seem to want to avoid it and its implications. They simply slap a label on it as either “acceptable” or “unacceptable.” But there is more to Halloween than gooey candy and cute costumes. There is also more to Halloween than evil witches and creepy goblins.

The Struggle (to Be Real) Is Real, Part 1

Even with the people we know…with the people we trust…with the people we are supposed to be unified with…we try to hide. We are silent. We conveniently forget to mention that we are struggling.

The Real Reason I Have Quiet Time

I couldn’t focus on the task at hand: doing devotions. Even though I try to do them regularly, I don’t always meet that goal. And I certainly have trouble focusing while I do them. So why do I bother? Why do I even spend time with God at all? What is the real reason I have quiet time? The real reason I have quiet time is to...

We’re All Losers–But That’s a Good Thing

Even though losses can be temporary and mean little in the long-run, they are still disappointing to experience. But there is something beautiful about losing that we could never experience if we always won. The beauty of losing is that we know how others feel when they lose. We can empathize, reassure, and strengthen those who have lost because we know exactly how they feel.

When the Future Looks Better than the Present

The cycle of trying to rush from one season of life to the next season can change, but we must pause to ask ourselves: What are we rushing to? What are we trying to achieve? Why are we so eager to be in the next season of life?

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